Iconic fashion journalist Andre Leon Talley has been confirmed dead. He passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at the age of 73. Talley died at a hospital in White Plains, New York on Tuesday.
Born on October 16, 1948, in Washington, D.C., to William C. Talley (father) and Alma Ruth Davis (mother), Talley was the Vogue’s former creative director and one-time editor-at-large.
He attended Hillside High School, graduating in 1966. He furthered at North Carolina Central University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Literature in 1970. In addition, he won a scholarship to Brown University, where he earned a Master of Arts degree in French Literature in 1972.
Talley took the position of Vogue’s fashion news director from 1983 to 1987, and then its first African-American creative director from 1988 to 1995. He also served on the judging panel for America’s Next Top Model (from Cycle 14 to Cycle 17).
He authored three books, including two memoirs, and co-authored a book with Richard Bernstein. Talley also worked as a stylist for former United States President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama.
He has received numerous awards and honors including the Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2021.
Andre Leon Talley wife and children: Was Andre Leon Talley married? Did Andre Leon Talley have wife and children?
Talley had no wife or children. He didn’t speak about his immediate family often.
But in 2018, when asked about his sexual orientation on The Wendy Williams Show, Talley disclosed that: “No, I’m not heterosexual; I’m saying I’m fluid in my sexuality, darling.”