A representative for Muammar Gaddafi, or at least someone claiming to be, fired off a letter to T magazine's Horacio Silva asking for his help in getting the Libyan president his own retrospective at The Met in 2013.
According to the rep, the Met has already expressed "intense interest" in the proposal, but thinks the fashion editor could seal the deal for them.
The letter reads:
"We would like to offer you the opportunity, Mr. Horacio, when it is convenient to do so to be our guest for an all expenses paid trip to Tripoli and peruse of President's collection with a view to curating a stylish retrospective of his fashion highlights at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. We believe this will not only cement his unique reputation but bring about closeness in the Pan African/Arab & Western relations through this major historical cultural event."
Along with the two pages of gibberish, the writer included four pages of pictures to highlight Gaddafi's sartorial range.
Yeah, we don't think Anna Wintour's going to go for this shiz.
And in case you were wondering, Horacio kindly rejected their offer.
[Image via AP Images.]
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