André Leon Talley, fashion icon and former Vogue editor, dead at 73

Fashion journalist André Leon Talley attends Arise Fashion Week on April 20, 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Fashion journalist André Leon Talley attends Arise Fashion Week on April 20, 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo credit Bennett Raglin/Getty Images
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André Leon Talley, the former creative director and editor-at-large of Vogue magazine, died on January 18 at the age of 73.

His literary agent David Vigliano confirmed the news to USA Today.

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Vigliano did not provide any further details, but TMZ, which first reported Talley's death, reported that he died at a hospital in White Plains. It is unknown why he was in the hospital.

1010 WINS has reached out to Vogue for comment.

Talley, a native of North Carolina, was hired by Anna Wintour to work at Vogue in 1983 after working at Women's Wear Daily. He eventually served as Vogue's creative director and editor-at-large.

Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley attend the "The Great Gatsby" world premiere at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on May 1, 2013 in New York City.
Editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley attend the "The Great Gatsby" world premiere at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on May 1, 2013 in New York City. Photo credit Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Talley also wrote two memoirs, 2003's "A.L.T.: A Memoir" and 2020's "The Chiffon Trenches." He also served as a judge for over four seasons of "America's Next Top Model."

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