“HE AIN’T AS FLY AS ME”: Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, who walked out, entourage in tow, of Monday’s CFDA ceremony shortly after losing the men’s wear award, has taken to calling himself the Susan Lucci of men’s wear. Clearly disappointed at this fourth loss in as many years — Combs has been nominated twice for the Perry Ellis award and twice for Men’s Wear Designer of the Year — Combs reacted emotionally. “At the end of the day, fashion is about being honest. I’m the best loser in the world, but I’m a real person, I’m not going to smile and say cheese,” he told DNR (WWD’s sister publication). “Fashion is about speaking out, having that swagger, having that confidence, and Michael Kors’ collection wasn’t better than mine. I’m not trying to offend anybody. I congratulate him. But is he better than Sean John? [His] collection looked like it was a Sean John collection.” (Kors showed long fur and leather coats in his most recent fall line.)

Continued Combs: “I’m fashion. I’m full-frontal fashion. I’m in your face. Michael Kors is my man, and I’ll shake his hand and congratulate him, but he ain’t as fly as me. When I walk in a room, he’ll disappear. When any of my Sean John crew walks in a room, [Kors’ crew] will disappear. We are fashion. We are the future of this [industry]. At the end of the day, Ralph Lauren should have won it, that’s just being perfectly honest.”

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