Friday, February 12, 2010
Black History Month Spotlight: André Leon Talley
André Leon Talley, born in Durham, North Carolinaon on October 16, 1949, is the editor-at-large for American Vogue. He has earned an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Savannah College of Art & Design. He has been the fashion industry for 25 years now. André advocates new fashion designers; to name a few, Tracy Reese and Rachel Roy. He was also ranked 45th out of Out magazine's "50 Most Powerful Gay Men & Women in America". He is also responsible for introducing Jason Wu to Michelle Obama. Eventually, Michelle Obama bought a couple of dresses from Wu. André works for Anna Wintour (editor-in-chief of American Vogue)
He is also friends with Diana Vreeland (former editor-in-chief of American Vogue, now Costume Institute consultant), Mariah Carey, Kimora Lee Simmons, and Venus Williams. André has written an autobiography entitled, A.L.T.: A Memoir
André is also known for his outrageous dressing. Interesting Mr. André~~
October 29, 2005 the Fendi 80th Anniversary All Hallow's Eve party hosted by Karl Lagerfeld.