André Leon Talley’s legacy proves it’s high time for high fashion to up diversity

2022-01-24 09:10:00 AM

The loss of pioneering black editors like Talley and Virgil Abloh sees creatives unpack the industry’s progress and pitfalls

The loss of pioneering black editors like Talley and Virgil Abloh sees creatives unpack the industry’s progress and pitfalls

The loss of pioneering black editors like Talley and Virgil Abloh sees creatives unpack the industry’s progress and pitfalls

ByElla Ceron and Jeannette NeumannTo many, fashion editor André Leon Talley, who died on January 18 at 73, was singular. His knowledge of fashion history, his kindness in a notoriously relentless industry and his love of glamour could not be beaten. And throughout his career, which began with an internship at Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine and included roles at Women’s Wear Daily, W and Vogue, he was also one of the few prominent black people in fashion.

“He was quite a figure, and quite a striking figure,” said supermodel Beverly Johnson. “Really opinionated and loud and fabulous and striking and, being the only black person in the front rows of the fashion shows, really taking up that space that we needed him to take up.”..

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His knowledge of fashion history, his kindness in a notoriously relentless industry and his love of glamour could not be beaten. And throughout his career, which began with an internship at Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine and included roles at Women’s Wear Daily, W and Vogue, he was also one of the few prominent black people in fashion.  “Kream leadership apologised for their misbehaviour and blamed it on their legal department, that someone gave them a legal letter not to engage us. “He was quite a figure, and quite a striking figure,” said supermodel Beverly Johnson.co. “Really opinionated and loud and fabulous and striking and, being the only black person in the front rows of the fashion shows, really taking up that space that we needed him to take up.   “I don’t understand why they were refusing to engage because they all had their facts in order.”..

.”  Malema said Kream’s conduct was unfortunate but he accepted their apology.co. This article is reserved for Sunday Times subscribers. A subscription gives you full digital access to all Sunday Times content. But that does not mean our Zimbabwean, Lesotho, eSwatini and fellow African brothers and sisters should not be employed. Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.citizen. Registered on the BusinessLIVE, Business Day or Financial Mail websites? Sign in with the same details..

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