Andre Leon Talley Doesn’t Like Being Interrupted By Republicans
Andre Leon Talley might be the biggest walking iconoclast in the fashion industry — and not just because he’s really, really tall. Talley is one of the fashion industry’s most visible power players, has a wardrobe full of high-end designer labels and knows fashion like the back of his hand.
He also lives in the suburbs, shops at Target and will help you pick out shoes if you happen to be next to him in a store.
Dana Schuster, a New York Post reporter who’s been following Talley around for months found that last bit out when she was at a Manolo Blahnik sample sale with the 61-year-old Vogue editor. Thanks to stints on shows like America’s Next Top Model and a biannual gig helping women pick out shoes at Blahnik’s sample sales, Talley is quickly becoming what Schuster calls “fashion’s new man of the people.”
Except, that is, when he’s eating. Schuster discovered that Talley prefers to take his meals at a diner outside Manhattan And may woe betide the right-leaning fan who bother’s him while he’s tucking in.
Usually he sticks to meals at the City Limits Diner in White Plains, NY, an unassuming spot complete with a dessert fridge by the entrance. He sometimes eats there seven days a week, three meals a day, according to chef Peter Assue. While Talley normally sits alone and freely doles out contact numbers to aspiring teen fashionistas, Assue admits that Talley can be a “demanding” customer.
He doesn’t like to be interrupted mid-chew, and especially not by Republicans, Assue says. And if Talley wants lunch before the kitchen is ready, well, the kitchen staff had better get moving. “It’ll be 11 a.m. and he says, ‘Get me the chef here right now. I need to have roast chicken!’ ” Assue says.
The rest of Schuster’s profile is filled with other such gems and tons of Talley trivia (we’ll give you three guesses to figure out which Ivy League school he earned his masters degree from). You’ll find it here.
[Via The New York Post]