To say that André Leon Talley revolutionized the fashion industry would be an understatement. His fashion choices included bold prints, flowing robes and kaftans. He was a pioneer in setting trends and never hesitated to challenge the norm. Women’s Wear DailyTalley, who has worked in fashion for over 30 years, noted that he helped to address many issues within the industry, such as ageism and racism.
“Good bye darling André… No one saw the world in a more elegant and glamorous way than you did… No one was more soulful and grander than you were,” Diane von Furstenberg Instagram:. “The world will be less joyful now. I have loved you and laughed with you for 45 years… I love you soooo much.”Tyra Banks, the host of Tyra’s show “ANTM”Talley served as a judge and also paid tribute to her. “I had never experienced such a prolific person serving up a rare mix of fashion ‘fabulousness’ and real down-home southern comfort love,”She told Entertainment Tonight. “Being in his presence was so magical. He made me smile, laugh and was a masterful teacher – a genius historian.”
Talley once said that he wanted to be recognized as someone who made a massive impact on people, especially the youth — and that he did. “I’d like to be remembered as someone who made a difference in the lives of young people,”He told the story Time Out2009 “That I nurtured someone and taught them to pursue their dreams and their careers, to leave a legacy.”