It was hard not to notice the cameras trailing Andre Leon Talley at the Savannah College of Art and Design this past weekend. Talley, who's a member of SCAD's board and was in town for the art school's annual senior fashion show and a panel with good friend Manolo Blahnik, was reportedly filming his very own reality show. But since it's yet to be picked up by a particular channel--we would have heard about it at last week's Upfronts if it was debuting this fall--we're wondering: Who's behind this new venture? Three possibilities:
1. Tyra Banks. Tyra and ALT are incredibly close. The Vogue contributing fashion editor already stars on Banks' America's Next Top Model and her web video series Fa-Fa-Fa Fashion. And the model's production company, Bankable, specializes in reality television. However, she's mostly done competition shows, and we're assuming this series take on more of a documentary-like format.
2. RJ Cutler. The September Issue director, who specializes in "serious reality television,"--i.e. trash for snobs--would be a good fit. But he's currently working on a zillion other projects--which are supposed to include a Teen Vogue reality show.
3. Magic Elves. The original producers of Project Runway do smart reality television--think Kell on Earth--and they're beloved by Bravo. If ALT wants to be guaranteed pick-up, this might be the company he's working with. It also says on Magic Elves' website that they're currently casting for an "untitled fashion series." Although we highly doubt Talley's show requires any casting--he knows more than enough characters.
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