Vogue's André Leon Talley Was A Fashion Icon. Here Are His Looks Through The Decades.

André Leon Talley, longtime Vogue editor and fashion icon, died at 73. We look back at his life in photos.

André Leon Talley, a pioneering fashion journalist and American Vogue’s first Black creative director, died in New York at the age of 73. Talley grew up with his grandmother in North Carolina and began working in fashion for Diana Vreeland in 1974. Over the course of his career, he worked with Andy Warhol, Michelle Obama, Lee Radziwill, and Anna Wintour. His death is a huge loss for the fashion industry and young creatives who looked up to him. We looked back at his life in pictures.

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Diana Ross and André Leon Talley dancing at Studio 54, circa 1979, in New York City

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Anna Wintour and Talley attend a fashion show on Oct. 30, 1996, in New York City.

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Designer Karl Lagerfeld, a model, and Talley hang out backstage at a fashion show circa 1991.

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Talley and Kristen McMenamy during fashion week in the mid-1990s in New York City

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Left: Talley in Los Angeles on March 14, 1995. Right: Talley and Naomi Campbell greet each other at a 1991 Los Angeles fashion show.

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A drag queen, Talley, and guests attend a fashion week party in the 1990s in Paris.

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Talley and Marc Jacobs on Nov. 30, 1990, in New York City

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Talley watches models walk down the runway at the Isaac Mizrahi fashion show in New York on Oct. 31, 1996.

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Left: Cher and Talley on Dec. 8, 1997, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Right: Anna Wintour and Talley at a fashion show on Sept. 22, 2000, in New York City.

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Talley and Wintour at a fashion show on Feb. 8, 2007, in New York City

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David Bowie, Iman, Talley, and Gayle King attend the release of the book The Beauty of Color on Oct. 18, 2005, in New York City.

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Talley and Campbell in 2008 at the New York Public Library on June 2, 2008

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Lagerfeld and Talley on Dec. 7, 2005, at Chanel's 57th Street Boutique in New York City

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Whoopi Goldberg and Talley on Feb. 14, 2011

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Talley speaks to a reporter at the opening of the Black Fashion Designers exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, on Dec. 6, 2016.

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Left: Talley in New York in 2005; right: Talley during Fashion Week in New York, Feb. 8, 2006

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Kimora Lee Simmons and Talley attend the Baby Phat fall 2007 collection show on Feb. 2, 2007, in New York City.

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Talley speaks during the Savannah Film Festival on Nov. 2, 2018, in Savannah, Georgia.

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Talley, Tiffany Haddish, Maxwell, and Ava DuVernay on May 20, 2018, in New York City

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Left: Talley at Fashion Week in 2014; right: Talley walking in Tribeca, New York, in 2010

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Talley at his home in White Plains on May 21, 2018




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