February 6, 2013

Talley Talks: Fashion Icon Getting TV Show

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Vogue contributing editor André Leon Talley is gearing up to bring his larger-than-life persona back to a television.

Talley, who worked for four seasons as a judge on “America’s Next Top Model,” has inked a deal with a with production company Electus to develop a late-night talk show.

Electus is a partnership between former NBC Entertainment co-chairman Ben Silverman and IAC Corp. and the collective has co-produced shows like “Fashion Star,” “Mob Wives,” and “Teen Wolf.”

The 63-year-old iconic fashion figure will continue to contribute to Vogue and explore other special projects with its parent company, Condé Nast will developing his show.

Talley, who stands 6 foot, 6 inches tall, worked as a red carpet host for ABC’s coverage of the Academy Awards in 2007.

Andre Leon Talley

The Durham, North Carolina-bred fashion guru has also had cameos in the films “Sex and The City: The Movie,” “The September Issue” and “Valentino: The Last Emperor.”

Talley has also signed on for the role of editor at large at Numéro Russia, which is slated to publish its first issue in March.

Talley will help the glossy conceive covers, select feature stories and develop a monthly column for the magazine.


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