At the after-party for The Life Before Her Eyes screening at the Soho Grand last night, we bumped into one of our favorite Vogue editors, André Leon Talley. What's he been up to since looking quite disgruntled at L.A. Fashion Week? "I’m working on the July issue and the Met ball," he told us, referring to the annual Vogue-sponsored party for the Costume Institute. We prodded for gossip on why Amy Winehouse got axed from the lineup, but since Talley's "not on the entertainment committee" (sounds awkwardly like prom, doesn't it?), he had no dirt for us. He did, however, have a lot to say about air travel. "I think that airplane travel today is really a challenge to one’s mental state and ecstatic state of being. I think that every time you go to the airport you’re taking your life into your hands because the inspections aren’t going the way they should and the seats are not configured for people like myself. They think one size fits all, and I think that’s bad. The food is bad. Traveling by air is a very challenging thing," he said. But we thought first-class seats were accommodating, we protested. "In first class it’s accommodating, but I travel business class and in business class I think the seats are often not appropriate," Talley said. Egads! Vogue puts Talley in business class?! "And I certainly think for people who have to travel in coach, the seats are not appropriate. If I had a family, I would charter an SUV to go across country, like in Little Miss Sunshine." At least he's looking out for the little people. But guess who he's not looking out for! Go ahead, guess! The Pope. Just for fun we asked Talley to suggest activities for His Popeness when he's in town. He replied, "I have nothing to suggest for him. He’s not on my radar." He paused. "No, Pope Benedict is not on my radar." Did we mention he's one of our favorite Vogue editors? —Fiona Byrne
Most Viewed Stories
And Now, a GIF of Anna Wintour’s Ice Bucket Challenge
What If Sexism Is Actually Great?
The Rich Even Google Differently
Gap Just Wants You to ‘Dress Normal,’ Okay?
Chris Pratt Is Your Boyfriend’s Celebrity BFF
18 Stylish Basics to Buy on Sale Right Now
Skinny Jeans Are Becoming an Endangered Species
Matthew McConaughey Boldly Adores His Fanny Pack
With WWD Free of Condé, the Gloves Can Come Off
How to Correctly Apply Eye Cream
From Our Partners
J.Crew's Perpetual Markdowns Are Hurting Its Business
11 Zara Pieces Just Too Good to Pass Up
The 11 Best Buys From IKEA's 2015 Catalog
3 High-End Makeup Products That Aren’t Worth the Splurge
Latest News on The CutThe Best Summer Fling of 2014 Comes to an End
Improbable pairing, Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez, split up.Men Can Now Get in on the Prada Fun
Banana prints for the fellas.Hermès Bandit Bandanas: For the Stylish Cowgirl
And for less than $200!Drake Is Nicki Minaj’s Video Vixen
Non-rapping eye candy.Kelly Rutherford Talks About Her Miserable Custody Battle
A court order sent her kids overseas.Finally, a Song About Idiot Exes That Gets How We Talk About Idiot Exes
I remember Beardie.And Now, a GIF of Anna Wintour’s Ice Bucket Challenge
Just put it on repeat.18 Stylish Basics to Buy on Sale Right Now
Getting a jump on fall’s biggest trend with Giuseppe Zanotti, Alexander Wang, and more.Report: Cara Delevingne to Star in Beach Boys Musical
With John Stamos producing.With WWD Free of Condé, the Gloves Can Come Off
And the claws can come out.
Something a little more complicated than smearing wildly.Eva Chen to Have World’s Best-Dressed Child
She announced it on Instagram, natch.Chris Pratt Is Your Boyfriend’s Celebrity BFF
J.Law, male variation.The Rich Even Google Differently
It's all foam rollers and jogging strollers with them.Madonna Continues to Avoid the Sun in Ibiza
No tans here.A Stackable Gold Bracelet That Shines
Not your average knot.Women Were Really Into Shark Week This Year
L.L.B.S. (Ladies Love Big Sharks)Courtney Love and Jenna Lyons Are Very Different People
Especially when it comes to their stances on politically incorrect pitchers.Adam Driver Wears a Questionable Vest on GQ
He's on the September cover.What If Sexism Is Actually Great?
The Post makes us rethink some things.
A frosting-covered man with candy nipples will haunt your dreams tonight.How to Wear a Date-Night Look Like Lily Collins
A little sparkle with a simple sweater.Our Most Beloved Clothing Is About Feelings, Not About Style
A new book collects the memories behind favorite garments.Donatella Versace Cannot Get Enough Diamonds
Neither can we!Gap Just Wants You to ‘Dress Normal,’ Okay?
Take that, you weirdo.Truth: No One Wants to Smell Like Justin Bieber
Steep fall sales of Justin Bieber's and Taylor Swift's celebrity scents.Skinny Jeans Are Becoming an Endangered Species
While biz-caj yoga pants flourish.A Reality Star Who Is, in Fact, Here to Make Friends
Talking to rookie Real Housewife Kristen Taekman.You’ll Look Good in Channing Tatum Leggings
Tight!You Will Never Gaze Upon Taylor Swift’s Navel
Her supply of skirt sets is endless.
Eight shades of whiter teeth in one Game of Thrones episode.
Roomy, durable, and good-looking.Pharrell’s Grammy Hat Continues Reign of Terror
Kill it with fire.Matthew McConaughey Boldly Adores His Fanny Pack
"I got so much gear in here I don't want in my pockets."Miley Cyrus Thinks Her Look-alike Is Too Cute
The confidence in this person ...Agyness Deyn’s Androgynous New Clothing Line
The model debuts Title A.Breaking: Whopping Inventory of Harem Pants Is Missing
A thief stole a truck with $1.5 million worth of Zumba gear.In Some Athlete Breakups, Everyone’s a Winner
A sports psychologist breaks down jock breakups.Cara, Anja, and Jourdan Made the Forbes List
Their first time netting the "highest-paid models" designation.Saint Laurent’s Latest Collaborator Loves Miley, Designs Tampon Tees
Talking riot grrrl with Seth Bogart of Hunx and His Punx.
Bacon and ditching rude friends.Does Jared Leto Eating a Taco Turn You On?
Here's hoping it's a fish taco.Lauren Bacall’s Fashions Are Getting an FIT Exhibit
The show will focus on her '50s and '60s wardrobe.Mo’ne Davis Is a National Treasure
And man, do we need one right now.Rihanna Only Wears Nightgowns These Days
She’s all about sleepwear.New Body Shame of the Day: DIY-Manicure Shame
Don't worry, there's a product to solve this problem.Introducing the Facekini: Summer’s Most Terrifying Accessory
It just got a high-fashion shout-out in CR Fashion Book.Stevie Nicks Wants to Wear Your Shawls
A formal invitation to design her a twirling-garment.Astrology GIFs for the Week of August 18, 2014
Abilities for pleasure increase, but come with warnings about avoiding fatty foods.Best Bet: A Hair Tie to Up Your Ponytail Game
A nature-inspired accent for your 'do.