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This weekend, we skipped town and headed down to Savannah, Georgia, to check out the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)'s BFA fashion show (more on that later). Also in town: one Andre Leon Talley, godfather of Vogue, the only reason to watch America's Next Top Model, king of all cape-wearers, and all around fashion superhero. Talley was at SCAD to present Manolo Blahnik—who, btw, said he would totally consider doing a collaboration with Target (are you listening, Target gods??)—with the Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award—which has previously been presented to luminaries including Oscar de la Renta, Karl Lagerfeld, Miuccia Prada, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, and Vera Wang.
Something we (and everyone else) noticed while Talley was in Savannah: the Vogue contributing editor was being trailed around everywhere he went—backstage, frontstage, rehearsals, everywhere—but his very own camera crew. While they fobbed off questions from onlookers by telling everyone they work for America's Next Top Model, inside sources tell us that Talley is, in fact, shooting a reality show of his very own—yes, a reality television show that's all-ALT, all the time. Imagine the possibilities! We can't wait to see what happens.
Meanwhile, on Saturday morning, we stopped by the site of the soon-to-be SCAD Museum of Art and took a hardhat tour (picture,
we swear, TK right). There, we were shown an enormous ground floor gallery space that we were told will, this fall, be christened the ALT Gallery. Talley's eponymous wing will house the college's costume collection, which will include 20th-century and modern pieces donated by CZ Guest as well as haute couture garments from Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, and Givenchy.