Ralph Rucci is having a reality TV moment. Last week, the couturier's New York Fashion Week show disaster was the center plot on the premiere of Kell on Earth, and now WWD reports that Vogue editor at-large André Leon Talley will wear a different custom-made Rucci cloak on each episode of America's Next Top Model Cycle 14, set to premiere March 10 on the CW. The cloaks, which range in color and fabric but not in shape, were inspired by 17th-century Edo samurai tunics. Will Rucci--who has long been praised for his high-sewing skills but rejected by much of the fashion media because of his unwillingness to follow current trends--finally get his chance to shine? We hope so.
Kelly Cutrone to Replace Andre Leon Talley on America's Next Top Model?
Kelly Cutrone's return to reality tv could be imminent and have a totally new context. The fashion publicist and author may replace Andre Leon Talley as a judge on America's Next Top Model after the 17th season ends, Page Six reports. Talley's been on the show for four years and since he began, his title at Vogue has changed from editor at large to the less burdensome one of contributing editor. Perhaps he intends to increase his role there again? Maybe Anna misses him? Since Kell on Earth doesn't look to be coming back anytime soon and The Hills/The City are definitely dunzo, we were wondering when we would be seeing Kelly on the small screen again. Given the affinity she's shown for giving advice and making decisions, we think she would make a great judge for just about anything.