Ooh la la. What is next for André Leon Talley?
At least that is what people familiar with the fashion world want to know. Apparently the flamboyant Vogue contributing editor is making a move to television and leaving the confines of the glossy after 30 years. According to Gawker, he recently signed on with former NBC co-chair Ben Silverman’s production company to create a late-night show. Reports also say that at least one fashionista at Vogue doesn’t, ahem, care much for late-night television.
André is no stranger to TV, having already made the rounds on America’s Next Top Model and Entertainment Tonight. And if his conversation with Beasts of the Southern Wild‘s adorable Quvenzhané Wallis is any indication, he has potential as a chat show host. (I, for one, would also support a switch from late night’s standard desk-and-couch setup to ALT’s conducting all interviews while hiding behind an armchair.)
Vogue chief Anna Wintour’s distaste for television is well documented, as when she turned down a partnership with Project Runway. Although Citizen Wintour bristled at “cheapening” her magazine’s brand, the show proved a cash cow for Elle.
Read more at Gawker.