Transcript for Fashion industry trailblazer Andre Leon Talley dies at 73
- We learned today that fashion industry trailblazer André Leon Talley has died. An influential fashion journalists, the first Black man to be named creative director at Vogue. He had a style all his own, right down to his trademark capes. When asked how to succeed, Talley would often say, "do your homework."
ANDRE LEON TALLEY: Whenever people ask me for advice, I tell them two things-- never give up on your dreams and do your homework. Style will get you up the steps, into the revolving door. Substance and knowledge will allow you access to create new horizons.
- Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour saying today that Talley inspired generations of designers, calling him magnificent and erudite and wickedly funny. André Leon Talley was 73. He said style gets you up the steps, then you have to do your homework.
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