Andre Leon Talley has died, a fashion icon & Vogue force

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Andre Leon Talley, a larger than life force in the fashion industry, died Tuesday night at a White Plains, New York hospital, as reported by TMZ, his reason for being in the hospital is still unknown, Andre was best known for his influential time at Vogue magazine where he held several key roles and was the first black male creative director at Vogue, Andre Leon Talley was 73 years old.

Over the past five decades, Andre’s had a penchant for discovering, nurturing, and celebrating young designers along with being celebrated by key fashion icons like Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Paloma Piacosso, Diane von Furstenberg, Bethann Hardison, and Manolo Blahnik.

He has worked side by side with Anna Wintour, Vogue’s editor-in-chief for decades, and is considered one of the first mainstream African-American tastemakers in the U.S.

Andre expanded his horizons onto reality TV being a judge on “America’s Next Top Model”, plus making an iconic appearance on MTV’s “The Hills” in 2007.

Andre was also an LGBT icon, although he never specifically said he was gay, but more fluid than anything in his sexuality.

The last time we got him out was in 2017, when he was dishing about Rihanna, fashion … and Trump.

It was a peak Andre moment, with his big personality on full display in front of the cameras.

Daniel Quintanilla

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