LOS ANGELES—Legendary fashion icon, André Leon Talley passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 18 due to an unknown illness—the news was confirmed by his literary agent, David Vigliano.
Talley worked with editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine Anna Wintour as editor and creative director. He was celebrated by fashion insiders around the world— for his deep knowledge and insight for fashion, trends, and culture inspired by his own unique touch.
In his 2020 memoir, “The Chiffon Trenches,” he described his early joy of immersing himself in books at the city library in Durham. “My world became the glossy pages of Vogue, where I could read about Truman Capote’s legendary ball, given at the Plaza, in honor of Katharine Graham,” he wrote.
Talley’s published work includes “A.L.T: A Memoir” as well as illustrated books including “Little Black Dress,” and “Oscar de la Renta, His Legendary World of Style.”
He effortlessly appeared on several television shows and film including America’s Next Top Model, The Hills and the The Devil Wears Prada.
He will be missed.