Who was Andre Leon Talley and what was his cause of death? Tributes Pour In As “Vogue Legend” dead at 73


We are sharing the passing news of Fashion icon and ex-Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley, who has passed away with a heavy heart. A statement on his official Instagram on Tuesday, 18th January 2022 confirmed that he is no longer between us. The statement reads, “It is with great sadness we declared the passing of Andre Leon Talley on Tuesday, 18th January 2022 in New York. Mr. Talley was the larger than life, longtime creative director at Vogue at the time of its rise to dominance as the world’s fashion bible.” After learning his passing news, the netizens are keen to know about the cause of his death.

Andre Leon Talley

Who was Andre Leon Talley?

However, the cause of his demise was not revealed. He took his last breath at a hospital in White Plains, New York. It is presently not clear precisely what he was fighting in the hospital. The statement further added, “Over the past 50 years as an international icon was a close confidant of Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Paloma Picasso. He had a penchant for founding, nurturing, and commemorating young designers. His byline comes up in Vanity Fair, HG, Interview, Ebony, and Ladies’ Wear Daily, and he was the editor of Numero Russia.

“Mr. Talley wrote many books, including  Little Black Dress for Assouline, A.L.T.: A Memoir, Valentino, and A.L.T. 365+, and contributed to Valentino: At the Emperor’s Table and Cartier Panthere. He was the subject of the documentary “The Gospel According To Andre, and his recent autobiography, “The Chiffon Trenches,” became a New York Times Best Seller.”

Andre Leon Talley Death Cause

Talley was an American fashion reporter known for his work in shaping The United States Vogue and fashion as an entire. He was the news director of a fashion magazine from 1983 to 1987 and its creative director from 1988 to 1995. He was later made editor-at-large, a position he obtained until the year 2013.

Later on, Talley became the head of Numero Russia magazine remained an occasional contributor to Vogue following his withdrawal as editor. In 2019, he wrote a piece praising his late friend, designer Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away in February of that year.

The statement on I.G. read, “In the year 2014, he was named artistic director of Zappos Couture, and he has been on the Board of Trustees of Savannah College of Art and Design since the year 2000. In addition, Mr. Talley was honored with the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Republic in 2020, and in the year 2021 he was honored with North Carolina Governor’s award for literature.”


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