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André Leon Talley Has Passed Away at 73

André Leon Talley Has Passed Away at 73

André Leon Talley at an event in New York in 2020. Photo: Getty
Fashion icon André Leon Talley has died at the age of 73. According to reports, the fashion writer and former Vogue creative director was in the hospital due to an undisclosed illness.
Upon the news of his demise going public, several noteworthy names from the fashion industry were quick to share heartbreaking reactions of online. Among them was designer Diane von Furstenberg, model Amber Valletta and Coco Rocha.
After years at Vogue, where he became Anna Wintour‘s right hand, André Leon Talley joined the W Magazine family in Paris in 1995. His relationship with Vogue, however, was a special one, and drew him back in 1998 in the position of the magazine’s editor-at-large, which he maintained for the next five years. Over the years, Talley’s eye and understanding of fashion made him a name to follow across the world, and his mark on the industry will remain for generations. Below, a look at some of the messages shared in response to the news of his death.

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