R.I.P :ANDRÉ LEON TALLEY
The death of André Leon Talley at age 73 shocked the fashion industry.
The former creative director of Vogue, Talley was beloved for his idiosyncratic personality and knowledge. He became a fashion icon so quickly, but it was hard to keep that status, as it’s the result of hard work and sleepless nights, as well as constant self education.
Talley, who grew up in the Jim Crow South, rose to the highest ranks, and in 1988 his hard work didn’t stay unnoticed, and he finally landed a role as Vogue’s Fashion News Director, and later named the magazine’s first Black male creative director.
His coworkers, friends and fans give him a tribute by social media, and share memories of him. The Vogue Instagram page shared a tribute post about Andre and Anna Wintour’s words that will left you speechless. “Yet it’s the loss of André as my colleague and friend that I think of now; it’s immeasurable. He was magnificent and erudite and wickedly funny—mercurial, too. Like many decades-long relationships, there were complicated moments, but all I want to remember today, all I care about, is the brilliant and compassionate man who was a generous and loving friend to me and to my family for many, many years, and who we will all miss so much.”