Fashion icon Andre Leon Talley has died at 73.
Talley died at a hospital in White Plains, New York, according to TMZ. A cause of death has not been revealed.
Often clad in giant, flowing robes, Talley was a towering figure—he stood six feet six inches tall—in the heyday of America’s most prominent fashion magazine, Vogue. Talley headed the glossy publication’s fashion news division from 1983 to 1987, became the its creative director in 1988, and then moved on to the role of editor-at-large, which he held until 2013. He continued to contribute to the magazine afterward.
Born in 1948 in North Carolina, he attributed his sense of style and eye for fashion to the churches he attended growing up with his grandmother, who raised him after his parents left. It was there around age 9 that he first found Vogue at