David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon and all of the other late night guys, make room for a true diva to join your exclusive club. André Leon Talley is bringing his larger-than-life persona to the small screen. The Vogue editor has inked a deal with production company Electus to develop a late-night talk show.
Tally describes the show as a blend of “Dick Cavett’s approach to eloquence and sophistication with unparalleled access into my international fashion lifestyle,” Talley told WWD. “A forum where unique stories will be told and inspirations shared.”
Perhaps his recent interview with Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis was a bit of a teaser of what fans can expect to see on his late-night show. Our fingers are crossed for a sit-down with Naomi Campbell, perhaps a lesson on twirling and a champagne toast just for kicks.
But don’t act like you haven’t already fallen in love with his sassy commentary and huge capes during his cameos on various reality shows. Remember, Talley has already racked up a string of on-screen credits, serving as a fashion correspondent for Entertainment Tonight since last year, as a judge on “America’s Next Top Model” from 2009 to 2011 and a red-carpet critic for ABC’s coverage of the Academy Awards in 2007. He videotapes a regular series for vogue.com called “Mondays With André,” and he’s scored cameos on the big screen in “Sex and The City: The Movie,” “The September Issue” and “Valentino: The Last Emperor.”
We’re curious to see how it all plays out. While there’s no word yet on a premier network or debut date, we’ll be sure to keep all of you fashionistas posted.