“We’re living in such a vulgar age!,” the unfiltered fashion editor once said.
André Leon Talley was the last of his kind: a fashion editor who operated without the filter of a corporate public relations apparatus.
He made broad, extravagant declarations like, “We’re living in such a vulgar age!” He was the “pharaoh of fabulosity” who put himself on his own best-dressed lists and eviscerated celebrities whose red carpet ensembles weren’t up to his standards. In short, André Leon Talley spoke his mind, seemingly without fear.
“When he likes it, he says it very loud, and when he doesn’t like it, he says it very loud, too,” his friend, the designer Carolina
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