Fashion legend Andre Leon Talley dies aged 73 | Entertainment News

Fashion legend Andre Leon Talley has died aged 73.

The former editor-in-chief of American Vogue died on Tuesday (18.01.22) at White Plains Hospital, reports TMZ.

The cause of death is not known at this time.

The influential fashion journalist and stylist was known for his larger than life personality and strong personal style.

After stints at Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine and Women’s Wear Daily, Andre quickly rose through the ranks of Vogue’s fashion bible, rising from director of fashion information from 1983 to 1987, to first African-American creative director from 1988 to 1995.

Andre was nominated by Vogue icon Anna Wintour.

In 2020 he published his memoir, ‘The Chiffon Trenches’, in which he told stories about famous fashion personalities, including 72-year-old Anna and the late Karl Lagerfeld, whom he said he ‘could have decimate my reputation in fashion”. “

Anna and Andre had a falling out in 2018 when she replaced him with a YouTube star for Met Gala red carpet interviews and he was still hurt by the snub years later.

He said: “If Anna had called and said, ‘André, we are thinking of going in another direction [for the Met ball], it’s important for our brand’, I would have said, ‘Very good. It’s awesome.’ And I would have come in my Tom Ford cape – I always wear Tom Ford – and enjoyed my dinner.

“I felt like I was thrown under the bus. It hurt!”

Designer Diane von Furstenberg was among those who paid tribute to Andre.

She wrote: “Goodbye my dear André.

“No one has seen the world in a more elegant and glamorous way than you.

“No one was more moving and grander than you were…the world will be less joyous now. I have loved you and laughed with you for 45 years…Your loud cries and faithful friendship will miss me… love you so much. (sic)”