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The Quiet Activism of André Leon Talley

Vogue’s first Black male creative director dazzled with his outsized personal style and powerful, behind-the-scenes influence

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André Leon Talley was 73 when he passed away on January 18, 2022, but his experience, groundbreaking achievements, and love for life, family, and fashion seemed expansive enough to span…




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Lauren S. Cardon

Lauren S. Cardon

Lauren S. Cardon is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Alabama. Her books include FASHIONING CHARACTER and FASHION AND FICTION.

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