André\u00a0Leon Talley, fashion industry icon and former creative director of Vogue, dead at 73

André Leon Talley, fashion icon and former creative director of Vogue, dead at 73

1/19/2022 7:26:00 AM

André Leon Talley, fashion icon and former creative director of Vogue, dead at 73

André Leon Talley, the visionary former creative director of Vogue magazine, has died. He was 73.

magazine, has died. He was 73.Talley's literary agent David Vigliano confirmed Talley's death to USA TODAY late Tuesday. Additional details were not immediately available.Talley began at Vogue in 1983, later serving as the fashion bible's creative director and editor-at-large. The 6-foot-6 fashion icon wrote two memoirs,"A.L.T.: A Memoir" in 2003 and "The Chiffon Trenches" in 2020, served as a judge over four seasons of"America's Next Top Model" and was the center of the 2017 documentary,"The Gospel According to André."

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André Leon Talley Dies: Onetime Vogue Editor-At-Large, Fashion Icon Was 73André Leon Talley, the fashion icon who was once Vogue’s creative director and later its editor-at-large in the U.S. has died. The news was first reported by TMZ and later confirmed via a sta… What the fuck does onetime mean why is your headlines always do sassy OMG Sad news to hear! May he rest in peace

Andre Leon Talley, Vogue Editor and Fashion Legend, Dies at 73Andre Leon Talley wrote in his 2020 memoir that he hoped “that she will find a way to apologize before I die... Not a day goes by when I do not think of Anna Wintour” Why did you use this quote? Well hell😔💔 Wintour seems like a total twat. Thank you for your unique voice, sense of style and humor, ALT! You will be missed.

Andre Leon Talley, Fashion Journalist and Former Editor-at-Large of Vogue, Dies at 73 (Report)A hugely influential figure, Talley served a number of key roles at Vogue during the 1980s and 1990s and also worked at W and Women’s Wear Daily. 😱😱😱 Oh, wow. RIP Rest in peace 🙏 🕊 ☮ 😌 ☹️ 😔

Former Vogue editor and fashion icon Andre Leon Talley dies aged 73Andre Leon Talley has reportedly died after battling an unspecified illness. The fashion journalist was instrumental to Vogue's vision during the 1980s and 1990s DailyMirror ❤️

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Fashion Icon André Leon Talley Is Dead at 73Vogue editor and fashion industry icon Andre Leon Talley is dead at 73.

Vogue magazine, has died. He was 73. Talley's literary agent David Vigliano confirmed Talley's death to USA TODAY late Tuesday. Additional details were not immediately available. Talley began at Vogue in 1983, later serving as the fashion bible's creative director and editor-at-large. The 6-foot-6 fashion icon wrote two memoirs,"A.L.T.: A Memoir" in 2003 and "The Chiffon Trenches" in 2020, served as a judge over four seasons of"America's Next Top Model" and was the center of the 2017 documentary,"The Gospel According to André." In"The Chiffon Trenches," Talley opened up about how his time in fashion, sexual abuse and race impacted his life, career and friendships. "I can only write this book based on who I am and where I came from, this very humble beginning in a tobacco town of Durham, North Carolina," the ex-fashion editor told  Essence  at the time. Talley was the first Black person to occupy his position at Vogue, and in his 2020 memoir, he described what he saw as his role in shaping Vogue, and, by extension, the fashion industry as a whole. "I’m not belittling myself to say my strength was in my ability to be beside a small, great, powerful white woman and encourage her vision," he wrote in his memoir of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, according to the New York Times. Later, he would defend Wintour, crediting her, Diana Vreeland and Andy Warhol with shaping his career. "This is not a vengeful ... tell-all," Talley told Vulture in May 2020."I will not criticize her. My book is an epistle to everyone that I love. It’s a love letter to Anna Wintour. I love her deeply." Talley told Essence he never shied away from his race in his life and career, despite the lack of diversity in the fashion world. "I never separated from my Blackness,” he said. “My Blackness is what made me.”