Vogue editor and fashion visionary André Leon Talley, 73, dies

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André Leon Talley.
André Leon Talley.
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André Leon Talley has died at the age of 73.

The fashion visionary, who served as news director, creative director and editor-at-large of US Vogue, died in a hospital in White Plains, New York, on Tuesday, his agent David Vigliano confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. A cause of death has not been revealed.

Talley was considered a towering figure in the fashion industry. He wrote for various publications over the years, including Women's Wear Daily, W and The New York Times, but was best known for his contribution at Vogue in the 80s and 90s, where he worked closely with Anna Wintour.

With his impact on the fashion industry also came his push for diversity, with Talley advocating for more black voices among designers and models on the runway, as well as the LGBTQ+ community.

Often dressed in flowing robes and caftans, according to Variety, Talley's presence was felt as soon as he'd walk into a room.    

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