Vogue editor and fashion extraordinaire André Leon Talley is carving out a new venture as talk show host to a developing late-night television show, reports WWD. If the idea pans out, the larger-than-life personality could be going toe toe with the big boys (Leno, Letterman, Kimmel, etc.)
Talley has signed a deal with production company Electus to develop the television spot described as “a show that blends Dick Cavett’s approach to eloquence and sophistication with unparalleled access into [his] international fashion lifestyle. A forum where unique stories will be told and inspirations shared.”
The company, which has co-produced series such as Mob Wives, Fashion Star and Teen Wolf, will team up with former NBC Entertainment co-chairman Ben Silverman (The Office, Ugly) for a promising partnership.
“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,” said DMA United’s Marc Beckham, who brokered the deal between Talley and Electus.
In the meantime, Beckman said Talley will continue to contribute to the success of Vogue and explore other projects with Condé Nast.