LEGEND LOST Andre Leon Talley dead at 73 – Former Vogue editor passes away in White Plains, NY, as fashion icon mourned.
EX-VOGUE chief Andre Leon Talley has passed away Tuesday at the age of 73.
Talley was an iconic force in Vogue’s success in the 1980s and 90s, working his way to becoming the news director from 1983-87 before becoming creative director in 1988.
After holding that position for seven years before eventually becoming the editor-at-large until he left the company in 2013.
How did Andre Leon Talley die?
Despite his departure, Talley continued to contribute to Vogue for many years and even made appearances on the official podcast.
Talley was known for his eye-catching style while also being a trailblazer in the fashion world, using for more inclusivity on the runway, especially for Black models.
Andre Leon Talley Cause of Death
Talley passed at a hospital in White Plains, New York. His cause of death is currently unknown.
He also worked as a stylist for the Obama family during Barack Obama’s presidency and was a judge on America’s Next Top Model.
He’s worked with Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour for multiple years and has been considered an icon for the LGBT community.