According to WWD, after 13 seasons of the reality show, America's Next Top Model, Vogue Editor-at-Large, and overall fabulous Fashion personality Andre Leon Talley (if you haven't seen him in The Septemeber Issue, you must do so!), is joining Tyra Banks as a judge.
Talley says, “...I felt maybe I could contribute something to it that had not been on the show. I just felt that it was a way to step out of the box and associate myself with a very important American success story, a very important brand — Tyra Banks.”
And Talley won't be dissapointing us in the Fashion department either. His “Top Model” wardrobe will consist of 13 custom-made Chado Ralph Rucci cloaks, varying only in color or fabric. “I went to Ralph Rucci when I started this thing,” Talley said. “We came up with these wonderful designs that are based on 17th-century Edo samurai tunic-coats. And Ralph, who is extraordinarily gifted, understood my desire to have something that would pop on TV.”
I, for one, cannot wait to see him with the ANTM cast and I'm really looking forward to hearing his opinions of the girls, his suggestions and comments on the photoshoots (and of course their beauty looks in the layouts and runway scenes)! - RLB
For more details on Talley joining the ANTM show click here for the full story on WWD!
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