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It seems that even the big guns in the magazine world are tightening their pursestrings, well the fictional ones are anyway.

Ugly Betty
's Wilhelmina Slater is having her wardrobe budget cut as the recession continues. Vanessa Williams, who plays the role of Mode magazine's editor in the series said: "With the economic situation what it is, we scaled down in terms of the type of clothing that we're getting," before adding: "There was a Naeem Kahn dress that went for $3,000, and they watched it and watched and by the time we got it, it was like $800. So we are being mindful of the budget and waiting for markdowns on Ugly Betty." Looks like we should get ready for some recession-busting outfits in the next season of the series.