Fashion Pioneer, Andre Leon Talley, Who was a Former Vogue Creative Director died at 78

Former Vogue Creative Director and Fashion Icon passed away at 78!

Andre Leon Talley, the great Fashion Icon, Culture influencer and former ‘Vogue’ Creative Director announced dead at 73. He passed away at a White Plains, New York hospital on Tuesday as confirmed by his literary agent David Vigliano. The cause of death is still unknown.

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Talley’s Journey

Andre Leon Talley was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in North Carolina. Talley joined ‘Vogue’ in 1980s and changed the whole fashion scenario taking it to a new level up. His excellent job at magazine take him way up to News Director, Creative Director and at last to Editor position.

Talley took over the news editor post from 1983 to 1987, later he became Vogue’s Creative Director in 1988. His voyage in this field didn’t end here. Later, he got promoted to editor-at-large at the magazine and worked on-and-off for Vogue until he departed the publication in 2013.

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Love for Fashion

Andre Leon Talley as the Influential fashion journalist was very inclined towards fashion and magazine that for its publication, he still made special appearances in many podcasts even after he left the company. He contributed in many other eminent magazines and newspapers like Women’s Wear Daily, W, and the New York Times alongside of Vogue.

Talley never left his passion even after dealing with many obstacles like racism, shaming culture, body shaming ,sexual abuse, ageism. Now, he is known as the ‘Legend’ in his field. He was the first person who made revolution in Fashion industry and broke many barriers by pushing top designers to have more black models.

During Obama’s rule, Andre Leon Talley was highly appreciated for helping in the design of Michelle Obama’s inaugural gown by introducing her to the Taiwanese-Canadian designer Jason Wu.

It’s a huge loss to the world of fashion and talent. Our condolences with the family.

RIP Andre Leon Talley