We extend our sincere sympathies to his family and friends.
“Good bye darling André ❤️🙏… No one saw the world in a more glamorous way than you did ❤️🙏… no one was grander and more soulful than you were ❤️🙏…the world will be less joyfulI ❤️🙏 I have loved you and laughed with you for 45 years…. I miss your loud screams …I love you soooo much ❤️🙏,” designer Diane von Fürstenberg wrote on Instagram after learning of Talley’s death.
Anna Wintour, the legendary editor of Vogue, promoted the longstanding fashion journalist to the position of creative director. He did, however, write a book called “The Chiffon Trenches” in 2020 about the media icon and how their relationship started falling apart.
“I think my relationship is in an iceberg with her,” he stated in a 2020 interview with Gayle King. “I hope that it will not be that forever.”
Reactions to Vogue Legend André Leon Talley Has Passed Away
When other Black people decided (and still) to make a mockery of the southern church mothers, André Leon Talley recognized that many of us learned aspirational, sophisticated womanhood from those women. Clean homes, cooking from scratch, brooches, gloves, how to “BE.”— blocking specialist (@fancytomboy) January 19, 2022
RIP fashion journalist, André Leon Talley 🕊 Here he is w/ Rihanna at one of her Savage X Fenty shows. He once called her the “Empress of Beauty”, and commended her on her ability to “create the new norm for fashion presentations”. We will miss him! pic.twitter.com/FPgbGBjjsi— Lexi 🇯🇲 (@itsjust_lexi) January 19, 2022
Andre Leon Talley was a walking encyclopedia of fashion. He was a leader of high style and a walking piece of fashion history. Fashion of the 20th and 21st century wouldn’t be the same without him. RIP 🕊🕊🕊 Andre Leon Talley. pic.twitter.com/5XGWfTDpLT— Naomi Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup (@beyonceseyelid) January 19, 2022