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Fashion Icon Friday: André Leon Talley

To celebrate New York Fashion Week, our fashion icon is the man who has been in more front rows at fashion shows than we can count—André Leon Talley.

The former editor-at-large for Vogue magazine has been a fashion show staple across the globe for shows in New York, London, Paris, and Milan. After receiving his Masters from Brown University, André Leon Talley moved to New York and worked as Andy Warhol’s assistant at Interview Magazine. He then became associated with Vogue editor-in-chief at the time, Diana Vreeland, and by 1983 was working at Vogue as a fashion news editor. Over the years he moved up in Vogue, eventually becoming Editor-at-Large and having his own column, Life with André.

On top of his long career at Vogue, André has also been a judge for America’s Next Top Model, alongside Tyra Banks. He has written a few books, and is involved in ballet and other philanthropies. Over the years, André Leon Talley has used his influence to inspire young creatives and designers - he currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Savannah College of Art and Design.

When spotted in the front row, or on the red carpet, you can’t miss André Leon Talley’s bold style - often decked out in furs and tribal-inspired clothing. We hope to catch a glimpse of him this fashion week!

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