André Leon Talley (1949-2022) is an American fashion journalist, editor, and stylist who has been an influential figure in the fashion world for several decades. He is best known for his work as a long-time editor-at-large for American Vogue magazine and his contributions to the world of fashion journalism and fashion criticism.

Talley was born in Durham, North Carolina and grew up in a working-class family. He developed a love for fashion at a young age and went on to study at Brown University and the Parsons School of Design. He began his career as a fashion journalist in the 1970s and went on to work for a number of prominent fashion publications, including Women’s Wear Daily and The Village Voice.

In 1983, Talley joined American Vogue as an editor-at-large and quickly became one of the most recognizable figures in the fashion world. He was known for his keen eye for style and his unique perspectives on fashion, as well as his bold and extravagant personal style. He was widely recognized as one of the leading voices in the fashion world and used his platform to promote diversity and inclusivity in the industry.

Talley has also worked as a stylist and has collaborated with a number of high-profile designers, including Tom Ford and Oscar de la Renta. He is a sought-after commentator on fashion and is a frequent guest on television and radio programs, where he shares his insights and expertise on the latest trends and developments in the world of fashion.

André Leon Talley’s contributions to the world of fashion have made him one of the most influential figures in the fashion history. He is will be remembered for his work as a journalist, editor, and stylist, and will continue to inspire the next generation of fashion leaders for years to come.