André Leon Talley’s legacy proves it’s high time for high fashion to up diversity
The loss of pioneering black editors like Talley and Virgil Abloh sees creatives unpack the industry’s progress and pitfalls
To many, fashion editor André Leon Talley, who died on January 18 at 73, was singular. His knowledge of fashion history, his kindness in a notoriously relentless industry and his love of glamour could not be beaten. And throughout his career, which began with an internship at Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine and included roles at Women’s Wear Daily, W and Vogue, he was also one of the few prominent black people in fashion. ..