Anyone who knows fashion has heard of Andre Leon Talley. Besides being a man about town — seen at fashion and celebrity events — Talley is a longtime Vogue contributing fashion editor, served as a fashion correspondent for Entertainment Tonight, and was a former judge on America’s Next Top Model where he frequently declared that contestant photos had reached low levels of “dreckitude.”
Now Talley is bringing his fabulousness to late-night TV. He just signed a deal with Electus to create his own talk show. He’ll also serve as co-executive producer. The show will most likely land on a cable network.
Talley told Womens Wear Daily (via The Grio) that he and Electus are designing a show that mixes “eloquence and sophistication with unparalleled access into my international fashion lifestyle. A forum where unique stories will be told and inspirations shared.”
There is other news for Talley. While he will still contribute to Vogue, he is exploring other special projects within Conde Nast publishing. Talley first started working for Vogue in 1983, after spending a year at Ebony as fashion editor. According to Talley’s Vogue bio, he left the magazine for two years in 1995 and moved to Paris to work for W. And in 2003 he released A.L.T.: A Memoir followed by a second book, ALT 365+ , in 2005.