Related: Fashion icon André Leon Talley: “I don’t think of body shaming. You can’t shame me.”“It is with great sadness we announce the passing of André Leon Talley on January 18, 2022 in New York.

Mr. Talley was the larger-than-life, longtime creative director at Vogue during its rise to dominance as the world’s fashion bible.“Over the past five decades as an international icon was a close confidant of Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Paloma Picasso, Diane von Furstenberg, Bethann Hardison, Manolo Blahnik and he had a penchant for discovering, nurturing and celebrating young designers.”  A post shared by Andre Leon Talley (@andreltalley) Besides Vogue, his byline also appeared in Vanity Fair, Women’s Wear Daily, W magazine, HG, and Interview.

He edited Numero Russia and wrote several books, including a 2020, best-selling memoir, The Chiffon Trenches. He also served as a judge on America’s Next Top Model.Standing six-foot, seven inches tall, Talley was a well-known figure on the front row of fashion shows around the world.