Andre Leon Talley dead; ex-Vogue editor and fashion icon was 73

Fashion legend André Leon Talley, who was Vogue’s creative director and general editor, died Tuesday at the age of 73, according to a report.

Talley, who became the magazine’s first African-American creative director in 1988, died at White Plains Hospital of an unknown disease, according to TMZ.

The longtime fashion writer has been appointed to the position of creative director by Vogue icon Anna Wintour. However, he talked about the media icon in a 2020 memoir called “The Chiffon Trenches”.

Talley, a former “America’s Next Top Model” judge, was known for his attention-grabbing clothing and pioneering career at the intersection of the media and fashion worlds.

He grew up in the south and eventually earned a master’s degree from Brown University, but in 2004 moved into a mansion in White Plains, one of New York City’s northern suburbs, according to a New York Times profile.

Andre Leon Talley was Creative Director of Vogue from 1988 to 1995.
Andre Leon Talley was Creative Director of Vogue from 1988 to 1995.
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André Leon Talley was 73 years old.
André Leon Talley was 73 years old.
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The Post revealed last year that pioneer Talley was involved in a legal battle to fight eviction from the mansion for an alleged $ 500,000 he rented the house. Talley had said he owed nothing and that the mansion was his.

“I have experienced many peaks and valleys in my life and remain quite resilient,” he posted on Instagram amid GoFundMe to support him in the legal struggle. “The issue we are dealing with is unfortunate, but right now it will be handled by my very capable legal team.”

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