André Leon Talley and Will.i.am Are Making Wearable Tech Together

We didn't see this coming.
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We didn't see this coming.
Will.i.am and André Leon Talley at Public School's spring 2015 show. Photo: Mireya Acierto/Getty Images

Will.i.am and André Leon Talley at Public School's spring 2015 show. Photo: Mireya Acierto/Getty Images

We aren't surprised that André Leon Talley was quick to find a new project after leaving his role at Zappos Couture. However, we are a little surprised that it's with human url/musician/aspiring tech mogul Will.i.am. The former Vogue editor at large has been named fashion and style director at Will.i.am and i.amPULS, Will.i.am's new wearables line, WWD reports. A rep for Will.i.am did not immediately respond to our request for confirmation.

The two were recently spotted together helping out with Vogue's well-documented move from 4 Times Square to 1 World Trade Center. Little did we know it was only the beginning of a beautiful collaborative relationship.

As we've written previously, Will.i.am is working on a whole wardrobe of wearable tech products, beginning with a smartband. And as we've also written about, one of the most important characteristics of a potentially successful wearable device is that it be as stylish as it is functional. Presumably that's where Talley comes in, with his editor's eye, fashion experience and plethora of industry connections.

That said, it sounds like Talley's new gig won't be occupying all of his time. According to WWD, Talley is also working on a second memoir called "Enchanting Angels," which, interestingly, is something he called Kim Kardashian once. Hmm.