Lord knows I love designer, film-maker and all around Fancy Pants, Tom Ford. But lest we forget, dude’s from Austin, Texas. One wouldn’t, however, make that assumption by listening to Mr. Ford speak with Vogue Contributing Editor, André Leon Talley about changing a “diuhh-puhh” or two when his baby son Jack does something utterly gauche into it after his meal. (I’m quite sure Master Jack will be trained in the art of non-elimination within a year or so.)
Please do take a moment out of your busy day to listen to the pretentious faux-Euro accents of these two Southern American fashion icons.
One more thing?
André Leon Talley was born and raised in North Carolina. I’m pretty sure (and Brittani – The Girl You Want can verify this for me), that ALT’s accent isn’t quite an authentic NC dialect.
As if I ever doubted the fact, it is indeed All. About. Patrick.
The third of about 28 phone calls throughout my day from my dearest friend consisted of the following conversation I was privileged to overhear between Patrick and an unknown caller on his other phone:
Patrick: Hello? Uh huh. Oh. Wow. (This sounds serious, I think to myself.)
After a 30-second pause, I’m getting worried. I’m sure the Patrick is going to say, “Wasn’t anyone HOME with Mom when she fell out of her wheelchair?” or “I never even knew he was SICK.” But no.
(The dreaded flat tone of voice….)
Patrick: Do they have any bearclaws, then.
(NOT a question. A flat-out STATEMENT. Bearclaws???? WTF???)
Patrick:I really wanted a gotdamn apple turnover. Those IDIOTS.
Oh, Patrick. See what I have to put up with? I wouldn’t have it any other way, though. (Or would I?) Naaawww.
Just look at him with Felix...but I did have to share this apple turnover nuttiness with y’all. They adore each other. (Felix isn’t wise to Patrick’s cray-crayness yet…he’ll still love him.)