A Look At The Legacy Of The Legendary André Leon Talley

The pioneering fashion editor has died at 73.

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André Leon Talley at Calvin Klein Spring 2006 runway show.

André Leon Talley, a famed journalist and former Vogue creative director, died on Jan. 18, 2022. He was 73. Ahead, take a look back at Talley’s fashion legacy and celebrated career.

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A diligent student, Talley received a full-ride scholarship to Brown University to earn a Master of Arts degree in French literature. At Brown, he wrote a thesis on the influence of Black women on Charles Baudelaire and initially planned to teach French.Images Press/Archive Photos/Getty Images