Caped crusader, Vogue editor and Top Model judger André Leon Talley has curated the first exhibit to be featurd in the André Leon Talley Gallery of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Talley, a board member of the college, will focus the exhibit on past recipients of the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award. And next year, SCAD's just going to throw up its figurative hands and rename itself the André Leon Talley College of Art, Design and Openly Yelling in People's Faces.
Tapping his considerable resources, ALT has secured a gown worn by Oscar-winner Penélope Cruz to a Met Costume Institute Gala from Oscar de la Renta; a black sequined wrap dress from Diane von Furstenberg; a coat trimmed with feathers and plastic fringe from Prada's fall 2007 collection; an evening column -- what other kind of column is there? -- from Tom Ford's first eponymous women's collection; and a pair of blue satin Manolo Blahnik shoes from Sex and the City: The Movie.
In addition, the exhibit will include a video display showing Blahnik making milkshakes on The Martha Stewart Show, music from 2001: A Space Odyssey in the background and either Oscar de la Renta's Live in Love or DVF's Diane "wafting through the ventilation system." But if you can't make it down to Georgia for this multi-sensory experience, fret not. In December, Talley's and de la Renta's Joaquín Sorolla and the Glory of Spanish Dress will open at Manhattan's Queen Sofia Spanish Institute.
And of course there's always next year when you can apply for admission to ALTCADOYPF. [NYT]