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Former ‘Vogue’ US Editor-At-Large Andre Leon Talley Passed Away at 73

The fashion star rose into public consciousness with Anna Wintour in the documentary film ‘The September Issue’

It is another sad day in fashion today as one of the biggest influences in fashion in the 1980s and 1990s, Andre Leon Talley, passed away today. Andre was a decades-long fashion journalist with works spanning American Vogue, W, and Women’s Wear Daily. A pioneer and an industry icon, Andre’s breadth of work came always came with the joy he brings to every page he touched.

At 73, Andre died of a heart attack, according to a spokesperson of Air Mail, a weekly newsletter co-edited by Graydon Carter, and which Andre was a contributor for.

Throughout his career, Andre graced the pages of some of the esteemed fashion glossies and websites. From W and Women’s Wear Daily and a brief stint at the New York Times, his impeccable style and personality came through his work and imagery. 

It was in American Vogue though that we was closely associated with. Working alongside Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintout, Andre was the Creative Director, later on becoming Editor-at-Large. His larger-than-life personality was shown in  "The September Issue", a 2009 fashion docu-film showing the makings of Vogue’s biggest issue at that time.

Years later, he would still be remembered for the eccentricity and the passion he brought forth in any public appearance and endeavour he would venture into.

“I want every person I come across to feel love. I have not been privy to love in my life, but I want them to feel that they have received some love from engaging with me,” says Andre to The Guardian in 2020.

Rest in power Andre Leon Talley!

Art by Raff Colmenar

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