Andre Leon Talley: Why Andy Is an Icon
The fashion maven calls the WWHL host our generation's Cary Grant.
Andy Cohen is one of the most dashing dudes on TV. And, his signature sense of style is getting noticed by none other than the king of the fashionistas himself, Andre Leon Talley.
Talley wrote about Cohen's impeccable fashion choices in an essay for Zappos. "He's got Cary Grant style, rocks it with his sartorial simplicity, and a cinematic smile," Talley writes.
And, Cary Grant isn’t the only Hollywood legend that Andy gets compared to. Talley likens him to another talk show icon, noting that he hosts his show "with such natural grace, wit and turn of phrase. He becomes today's version of the great Dick Cavett."
And, as it turns out it's not just Andy's clothes that Talley gushes about in the piece. The Watch What Happens Live host's personality also gets Talley's thumbs up. He's not just charming on the show, that's just who he really is, according to Talley. "He is Scarlet Pimpernel, here, there, everywhere. I constantly bump into him, like Front Row at Diane von Furstenberg's fashion show, next to his best friend, Sarah Jessica Parker."
Talley then recalls being seated next to Cohen at the ultra posh Met Ball. He writes, "He's as lively, witty, with electric-watt energy in real life as he is in his arm chair, legs crossed, with his perfectly aristocratic ankles exposed in sock-less saddle shoes, on the set of his hit late night TV talk show."