Fashion trailblazer André Leon Talley dead at 73

The fashion icon, who rose to prominence as the creative director and editor-at-large of Vogue, died on Jan. 18.
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- --celebrating the life of a trailblazer in the fashion industry. André Leon Talley, the influential fashion journalist, was the first Black man to be the creative director at Vogue. Oprah saying on Instagram, quote, "Another legend gone, not to be duplicated." Erielle Reshef joins us with more on his legacy. Good morning, Erielle. - Good morning to you, Cecilia. Talley was a trendsetting titan. A fixture at nearly every major fashion show over the past few decades. A towering figure who will leave a lasting legacy. ERIELLE RESHEF (VOICEOVER): With his capes and kaftans, gloves and dramatic headpieces, André Leon Talley was larger than life. Called a creative genius, this trailblazing legend rose to prominence as creative director and editor-at-large of Vogue under Anna Wintour. A fashion force unlike any other. He broke barriers as a Black editor at the top of a predominantly white field. He helped dress Michelle Obama when she was First Lady, was an advisor to designer Oscar de La Renta, and mentor to supermodel Naomi Campbell, even a judge on America's Next Top Model. A singular voice that helped define American fashion. André Talley died at the age of 73. - And messages of love are now pouring in from across the fashion world. Diane Von Furstenberg saying, "No one saw the world in a more glamorous way than you did. I love you." I think he made all of us just a little bit more fashionable. Cecilia. - I think we all need to be working more capes into our attire today, Erielle. Thank you. What an icon. - He was a striking figure. - Yes. - He was.

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