He is one of the biggest personalities in fashion, a contributing editor to American Vogue, newly appointed Editor at Large at Numéro Russia – and now André Leon Talley is going to set our small screens alight (hopefully). Yes, Andre is apparently due to host his very own talk show. We can’t wait to see this!
The outspoken fashionisto has reportedly signed a deal with production company Electus – a group which has previously produced Fashion Star, Mob Wives, The Office, Ugly Betty and The Biggest Loser. Marc Beckman of DMA United, who brokered the deal between Talley and Electus, said of the new venture, 'We think a television platform is an ideal showcase for André’s personality to shine and bring together his amazing network of personal contacts, ranging from designers to musicians to politicians'.
So what can we expect from Talley’s late night chat show? He’s aiming for a combination of the hard hitting journalism found on The Dick Cavett Show, with the extravagance and fun of his fashion life. He told WWD to expect 'a show that blends Dick Cavett’s approach to eloquence and sophistication with unparalleled access into my international fashion lifestyle. A forum where unique stories will be told and inspirations shared.'
And what would such an ambitious and let’s be honest, seriously exciting show be called? All night Leon perhaps? Share with us below your suggestions and check out the highlights of ALT's small screen career below...
2012 to 2013 fashion correspondent for Entertainment Tonight
2009 to 2011 a judge on “America’s Next Top Model”
2009 R.J. Cutler‘s “The September Issue”
2008 “Valentino: The Last Emperor”
2008 “Sex and The City: The Movie”
2007 Red-carpet critic for ABC’s coverage of the Academy Awards
Vogue.com’s weekly “Mondays With André”