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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

Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

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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