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Trailblazer fashion journalist André Leon Talley dies

Fashion journalist André Leon Talley has died at the age of 73. Businessof fashion.com says Talley died of a heart attack but this has not been confirmed.
Source: Twitter: @IAMFASHION
Source: Twitter: @IAMFASHION
According to The Hollywood Reporter, while Talley’s literary agency, David Vigliano, confirmed Talley’s passing yesterday, on Tuesday, however “other details, including the cause of death, were not released”.Talley was a hugely influential figure who was a trailblazer in the fashion industry, overcoming, by his own account, ageism, racism and weight discrimination. In the 1980s and 90s he served in number of key roles at Vogue, including editor-at-large for the brand. “Talley worked at WWD, Interview, Vanity Fair, House & Garden and Vogue, in between dancing at Studio 54, interviewing Rihanna on the Met Gala red carpet, and Michelle Obama for the pages of Vogue. With his baritone voice, vibrant caftans and unmistakable presence, Talley was a forthright personality in an industry filled with notable forces,” says WWD.comThe Hollywood Reporter describes him as “towering figure in fashion, both literally given he was 6-foot-6 and figuratively due to a career that spanned six decades.“Talley wrote about fashion at a number of publications including Women’s Wear Daily, W and even a brief stint at the New York Times. But it is American Vogue that he is indelibly associated with, serving variously as the magazine’s news director, creative director and as well as editor-at-large working closely with EIC Anna Wintour,” says the publication.
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