André Leon Talley, legendary former artistic director of the American edition of Vogue and among the first African Americans to establish themselves in the fashion industry. The Tmz website reports it.
Talley had written about fashion in magazines such as Women’s Wear Daily, W and the New York Times but he had imposed himself on the international level at the direction of Vogue, with a column very popular with readers.
He was born in Washington in 1948. A frequent visitor to the fashion weeks of New York, Paris, London and Milan, he used his influence in the sector to promote inclusiveness in fashion and to launch young African-American designers.
In his autobiography ALT: A Memoir he wrote that “style transcends race, class and time”.