The Life & Legacy Of André Leon Talley

See groundbreaking moments from the forefather of fashion.

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André Leon Talley was an American fashion journalist, stylist, creative director, and editor-at-large of Vogue magazine. He was the magazine's fashion news director from 1983 to 1987, its first African-American male creative director from 1988 to 1995, and then its editor-at-large from 1998 to 2013. Take a look at moments throughout his tenure in the fashion industry.

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Diana Ross and André Leon Talley dancing at Studio 54, 1979.

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André Leon Talley and Naomi Campbell at the 1989 Tanqueray Sterling Ball.

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André Leon Talley and Anna Wintor at the 1998 Met Gala.

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Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley at the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2003 runway show.

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Sean “Love” Combs and André Leon Talley at The 19th Annual Night Of Stars Honoring "The Provcateurs: Those Who Dare."

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André Leon Talley and Renee Zellweger at the 2003 CFDA Fashion Awards.

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Oprah Winfrey and André Leon Talley attend the Legends Ball at the Bacara Resort and Spa on May 14, 2005.

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Janet Jackson and André Leon Talley at the Vivienne Westwood RTW Spring/Summer 2007 runway show.

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André Leon Talley and Karl Largerfield at the Chanel Fall/Winter 2013 runway show.

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Andre Leon Talley and Kanye West backstage at the Yeezy Season 2 show during New York Fashion Week in September 2015.

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André Leon Talley and Rihanna at the 2017 MET Gala

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André Leon Talley and Rihanna in an iconic Commes des Garçons look2017 MET Gala.

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