The world was deprived of Bevy Smith’s biting and on-point opinion of the last several months of fashion. But, Bravo’s late-night pop culture style show, “Fashion Queens,” is back for its third season and she’s ready to dish.
One of the most surprising events of the season arrived when former Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley pronounced Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and their daughter, North West, as the new “First Family of Fashion” in Zappos Couture.
“I think that Andre Leon Talley is an amazingly gifted fashion journalist and chronicler of our times,” Smith told TheWrap. “I don’t necessarily agree with everything he says. And, um, I guess this is one of those times. But, I have nothing but the utmost respect for him.”
“Fashion Queens,” which also features commentary from Smith’s co-hosts and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” stylists Derek J and Miss Lawrence, recaps the week’s fashion hits and misses, which include the style snaps and snafus of fellow bravolebrities.
An instant hit on social media since it debuted for a three-week trial run in March 2013, the series has come to incorporate Twitter, Instagram and social media voting on the show’s segments.
“I think that ‘Fashion Queens’ is such a show that lends itself to interactive social media watching,” Smith, whose resume includes stints at Rolling Stone and Vibe magazines, said.
“The best shows that really work well with social media are the ones that revolve around public opinion,” she continued. “We’re the queens of public opinion. I wasn’t surprised we were a big hit on social media, but I was very happy.”
The Harlem native sounded off on various topics for TheWrap from “Real Housewives” fashion to her Twitter must-follows. Read Smith’s take below:
On the difference between Atlanta and New York Fashion:
“Honestly, I think Atlanta is a great city. I just rib the boys. Really, it’s for TV. If I can say anything, I feel that in Atlanta labels are king. Or, labels are queen. I think that in New York you have a bit more of a diversity when it comes to styles.”
On the most stylish “Real Housewives” star:
“I always love Cynthia Bailey, because she wears clothes so amazingly well and she has impeccable style.”
On the most fashionable “Real Housewives” series:
“I love New York. I think the women who are part of the New York cast all look completely different and all have different styles. They make things more interesting.”
On the awards show she’d love to feature on “Fashion Queens”:
“I would love to see us do something for the Grammys, because music stars’ fashion is a big part of what we talk about. We love our music artists. Music and fashion, for me, work in tandem, so I would love to see us do something for the Grammys.”
On her two must-follow celebrities:
“This is really tough for me. I have my own universe of people I follow. I do like following Andy [Cohen], so I can be so excited about who’s going to be on ‘Watch What Happens Live.’ And sometimes, I go to the studio. I’d follow Solange [Knowles], because she’s fuckin’ fabulous. This is really tough.”
“Fashion Queens” airs Sundays at 11:30 p.m. ET on Bravo.