In a turn of events that I didn’t see coming (then again I don't follow the career trajectory of anyone), Andre Leon Talley has been brought on to Zappos as creative director for their high-end Zappos Couture line.
|These Kate Spade heels are |
available at Zappos.
Andre will be working with the brand on fashion shoots, choosing and highlighting brands and trends, and generally making everything high-end at Zappos that much more amazing.
Seriously, everything that man touches turns to gold.
Zappos Couture already has a broad list of designer vendors — such as Gucci, Prada, Fendi, Lanvin, Cartier and Dolce & Gabbana — but many only sell shoes or licensed products like eyewear and fragrances on the site. Its three largest vendors are Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta and Salvatore Ferragamo. Zappos' goal is to expand into a wider range of merchandise, particularly apparel, and of course there will be shoes.
I know Zappos carries just about everything in the damn world at this point (and I love them for it) but I still think of them as a go-to for shoes.
The agreement between Zappos and Andre is set to last for one year, and we’ll just have to wait and see if they continue to work together beyond that. If there’s someone who can launch Zappos Couture into the big time, it’s Andre Leon Talley.
|Everyone should attend runway shows in capes.|
Plus you have to love a man who wears caftans all the time. I think when I start getting really, really pregnant looking I’m going to try copying his style for a while. He manages to make just about everything look fabulous and chic, then again, he's not a giant pregnant woman.