The Daily Beast recently caught up with one of our favorite fashion characters -- André Leon Talley -- for a fun Q&A. The larger-than-life fashionisto dished about his biggest fear (Snakes -- well, kind of), what's on his fashion bucket list (music-less fashion shows), what he sleeps in (the buff) and more. André, Vogue's contributing editor and editor-in-chief of Numéro Russia, also offered his two cents on one of fashion's hottest topic: diversity.

Thanks to The Diversity Coalition's letter calling out designers for acts of racism on the runway, folks were on a serious #BlackModelWatch this past month during all the international Fashion Weeks -- André included. He told the Daily Beast:

We, the Black Coalition, have made great strides. Valentino opened its show in Paris with a black model, Malaika Firth. There are still houses that need educating, but it’s not my place to name them here. What we have witnessed is a great new moment in the impact of the international letters sent by the Diversity and Balance Coalition. In Milan, Phillip Plein did an all-black cabine and went even further -- making the ultimate commitment -- by booking all black models for his spring 2014 ad campaign.

While New York Fashion Week also boasted more black models, there is still work to be done -- on and off the runways.

Have you noticed more black models on the runway, in ads and beyond? Let us know in the comments section. And make sure to head over to The Daily Beast to read Andre's full interview.

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: Andre Leon Talley and Janelle Monae attend the Ralph Lauren celebration of Fashion's Night Out at Ralph Lauren Soho on September 10, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Ralph Lauren)

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14: Vogue's Editor at Large Andre Leon Talley, tennis player Serena Williams and Vogue magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour attend the Vera Wang Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Stage at Lincoln Center on September 14, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IMG)

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    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Actress Whoopi Goldberg (L) and Vogue Editor at Large Andre Leon Talley attend the Chado Ralph Rucci Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at 536 broadway on February 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for IMG)

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 08: Tyra Banks and Andre Leon Talley celebrate the cycle 15 premiere of America's Next Top Model at Marea on September 8, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for CW)

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    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Andre Leon Talley, Dylan Lauren and Olivia Munn attends Rockport and Dylan's Candy Bar Fashion Night Out Event at Dylan's Candy Bar on September 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Rockport)

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    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Designer Norma Kamali (L) and editor Andre Leon Talley (R) attend the Norma Kamali Spring 2012 collection and launch of NORMAKAMALI3D at David Rubenstein Atrium on September 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Norma Kamali)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Oscar de la Renta (L) and Andre Leon Talley attend the Joaquin Sorolla and the Glory of Spanish Dress VIP opening gala at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute on December 7, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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    PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 07: Anna Wintour and Andre Leon Talley attend a cocktail and dinner hosted in honor of designer Michael Kors during Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012 at the Embassy Of The United States on March 7, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: (L-R) André Leon Talley, Julius Tennon and actress Viola Davis attend the Vera Wang Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion at The Stage at Lincoln Center on February 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

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  • MOSCOW - MAY 24: Marc Anthony and Andre Leon Talley attend the NEON Charity Gala in aid of the IRIS Foundation on May 24, 2010 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Neon/Getty Images)

  • The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: TV Personalities Nancy O'Dell (L) and Andre Leon Talley arrive at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images For The Recording Academy)

  • NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 18: American editor-at-large for Vogue magazine Andre Leon Talley (L) and Russell Simmons attend the Laura Smalls Fall/Winter 2010 presentation at The Plaza Hotel on February 18, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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