Alexander Wang to Host Bathroom Talk Show
Alexander Wang’s career is formally heading down the toilet. In an excellent way though, we ensure you.The celebrity-beloved designer is set to host a new star talk show entitled Potty Time. The name cuts right to the chase of the program’s main conceit: he’ll be interviewing his celebrity pals inside a restroom. According to Due date, these won’t be just any old bathrooms either, however thoseat”the most highly popular occasions in entertainment, style and pop culture.”The show is set up at Quibi, media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg’s big bet on brief form video indicated to be seen on your phone(over$1 billion is being invested in content for the service, and talents like Justin Timberlake, Chrissy Teigen, Stephen Spielberg,and Zac Efron have actually signed on to supply content too). Each episode will likewise include a visitor co-host, in addition to “candid discussions, enjoyable video games and restroom banter.”
Wang appears like a natural to crossover into tv. He’s definitely collected quite an excellent rolodex from which to pull star visitors. His program is a must-walk for models like Kendall Jenner, Kaia Gerber, and Gigi and Bella Hadid. Madonna, Girl Gaga, Rihanna, and Kim Kardashian have all sat front row for many years. Stars like Beyoncé, Zoë Kravitz, and Amy Schumer have walked the red carpet in his designs. Miley Cyrus once danced topless at one of his afterparties. He’s also got a knack for being confident to embrace what’s next. His brand name was among the first in high style to acknowledge the appeal of Kylie Jenner, and he dressed YouTuber James Charles at the most recent Met Gala. In other words, we ought to anticipate a dynamic mix of visitors pulled from the #WangGang.
Wang, obviously, is not the first designer to find a home on the little screen. Isaac Mizrahi is a continuous on TELEVISION– always appearing on QVC and various reality competition shows– and he even hosted his own chat show on Design in the ’00s. Michael Kors and now Brandon Maxwell have functioned as permanent judges on Task Runway. Couture designer Jean-Paul Gaultier hosted the especially wild British late night program Eurotrash for 5 years in the ’90s.
While the restroom twist seems odd, it’s not totally out of left field. Wang set his Spring 2014 project, starring design Anna ewers, in a public bathroom.
Numerous pivotal scenes on the fashion satire Absolutely Fabulous taken place in restrooms, as did a few of Saturday Night Live’s Maya Rudolph-as-Donatella Versace skits. And the yearly bathroom selfie at the Met Gala is now something of a custom, as well.
“Being provided the opportunity to recontextualize the talk show format is a dream,” Wang stated in a declaration supplied to Deadline. “Pressing the limits on an institutionalized model is something I’m constantly up for. I’m really thrilled to deal with the ingenious and creative team at Quibi who are leading the conversation in short-form entertainment.”