André Leon Talley was an American fashion designer, journalist, and former America’s Next Top Model judge who died on January 18, 2022, in New York.
From 1983 to 1987, he was Vogue magazine’s fashion news director, then its first African-American male creative director from 1988 to 1995. He finally became its editor-at-large from 1998 to 2013.
He was known for supporting emerging designers and advocating for diversity in the fashion industry, and the capes, caftans, and robes he wore became his signature look.
He also wrote three books, including the memoir The Chiffon Trenches, which was a New York Times Best Seller; and co-wrote another book with Richard Bernstein.
Talley was the editor-at-large of Numéro Russia in 2013, but resigned due to Russia’s anti-LGBT laws.
André Leon Talley salary: How much did he earn at Vogue annually?
He earned $300,000 per year as a salary at Vogue.
IN a 2020 interview, Talley spilled the beans on what editors at the top of the Vogue masthead used to earn in a candid interview with Tamron Hall.
Talley, who worked at the magazine from 1983 to 1995, claimed that some of his colleagues earned nearly $1 million per year. In contrast, the 72-year-old stated that he “didn’t make much money,” but his salary was around $300,000 per year.
He added, “They don’t make that anymore, but this is what comes when you live in America, when you’re a Black person, you have to wake up and you know there’s a double standard.”
What was André Leon Talley’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Talley had a net worth of $2 million.