To Do Friday: Talley Ho

André Leon Talley.

André Leon Talley.

André Leon Talley, Vogue’s bigger-than-life fashionisto, has moved away a bit from the mega-magazine (he is no longer editor at large at Vogue but is instead editor at large at the Russian edition of Numero) and is now pursuing reality TV and, on the flip side, books. Mr. Talley will be signing his new 184-page tome—which tackles fashion’s favorite subject: the Little Black Dress—at Bookmarc, as well as happily posing for iPhone photos that you can Instagram seconds later and hashtag “The September Issue star.” It evidently only took Mr. Talley two months to complete the coffee-table-ready hardbound beauty, which includes 80 pages of black-and-white photographs and essays by Robin Givhan and Maureen Dowd. The Rizzoli book was created as an accompaniment to Mr. Talley’s exhibit on that perfect little black dress at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s SCAD Museum of Art.

Bookmarc, 400 Bleecker Street, (212) 620-4021, 6pm-8pm.