André Leon Talley, Vogue’s former creative director and editor-at-large, passed away Tuesday, TMZ and USA TODAY reported. Talley was an influential fashion journalist, leading Vogue’s editorial direction in the 80s and 90s and featuring as a judge over four seasons of the TV show America’s Next Top Model. The fashion icon also wrote two memoirs, A.L.T.: A Memoir and The Chiffon Trenches.
The influential fashion journalist and the former creative director and editor at large of Vogue magazine, has died at 73 in New York. His death was confirmed by his literary agent David Vigliano.
He was Vogue’s fashion news director from 1983 to 1987 and then its creative director from 1988 to 1995. Talley was also a judge on “America’s Next Top Model” and was profiled in a 2018 documentary by director Kate Novack titled “The Gospel According to André.” The film was screened in September 2017 at the Toronto Film Festival and was released in the U.S. on May 25, 2018.