Hip-hop star SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS owes his flamboyant dress sense to former butler Farnsworth Bentley.

Fashion conscious Bentley stands out in the notoriously homophobic world of hip hop, with his camp clothing and penchant for pink, and has been approached by other stars anxious to pick his brains.

Bentley says, "Mark Wahlberg came up to me the other day and was like, 'Dude, how come you always look better than all the millionaires that you're always around?'

"I explained to him that its all in the attention to detail."

Bentley's stylish influence saw rapper P Diddy, whose hip hop clothing label SEAN JOHN includes baggy tops and trousers, sporting tight white trousers and white fur coats.

Bentley continues, "When I first started working with Sean, I got him into pink ties and pastels.

"I had everything in his wardrobe retailored. The first year he worked with me, he won the VOGUE MAN OF THE YEAR award."

26/03/2004 14:15