What Happened to the Estate of Andre Leon Talley?

André Leon Talley amassed piles of Louis Vuitton, Versace, Chanel and Fendi. Now it’s all about to go up for auction to benefit Black churches.

André Leon Talley, the barrier-breaking Black fashion editor, was famous for his love of extravagant things and extravagant gestures. For striding through the world in a fabulous designer caftan and towering fur hat, a set of monogrammed Louis Vuitton trunks at his side as he unfurled his pronouncements: on beauty, designers, the meaning of life.

So after he died in January 2022 with no heirs, the speculation began: What would happen to the collections he had amassed over the decades and squirreled away in his homes

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