Are you ready for André Leon Talley to become a part of your late night talk show schedule?
Because one job is never enough in this industry, the Vogue contributing editor is currently in talks to develop his own late night talk show, WWD is reporting.
And it sounds amazing. Talley, who will also executive produce the show, described it as:
“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.”
Marc Beckman of DMA United, who brokered the deal between Talley and production company Electus, told the trade, “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.”
In addition to a larger-than-life personality, he does have an amazing network of personal contacts. Imagine his Life With André column brought to, well, life. He also just says amazing things all of the time. Quotes like “Mick Jagger on stage is like a dandelion floating in the air” on a daily basis? Yes, please.
And we already know he’s comfortable in front of a camera–he was a judge on America’s Next Top Model for two years, made memorable cameos in films like The September Issue and Valentino: The Last Emperor; and recently began filming a talk show-like weekly web series for Vogue.com called Mondays With André. Plus, we know he’s great at leading discussions.
One thing we’re confused about: Talley was supposed to be filming a fashion competition reality show for Bravo. Did that get canned or will he do both?
But, don’t worry, Talley won’t be leaving print for television altogether. He’ll still contribute to Vogue, as well as exploring “other special projects within Condé Nast.” He’s also just signed on as editor at large at Numéro Russia, because why not?