Andre Leon Talley, Vogue Editor and Fashion Legend, Dies at 73

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Roy Rochlin/Getty for Tribeca Film Festival

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

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Billy Porter Apologizes To Harry Styles For Criticizing ‘Eternals’ Star’s Vogue Cover: ‘It’s Not About You’

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  • Billy Porter said the “conversation” around Harry Styles’ groundbreaking Vogue cover wasn’t about the singer
  • He explained that he was calling attention to systemic discrimination when it comes to who is given a platform in the fashion world
  • Styles became Vogue’s first solo male cover star last year

Billy Porter is saying sorry for criticizing Harry Styles over his historic Vogue cover.

Weeks after the “Pose” star slammed Vogue and Styles over the singer’s groundbreaking appearance as the magazine’s first solo male cover star, Porter, 52, clarified his remarks during an interview on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” Thursday.

“Harry Styles, I apologize to you for having your name in my mouth,” Porter was quoted by Page Six as saying. “It’s not about you. The conversation is not about you.”

The actor explained that rather than criticize Styles himself, he wanted to call attention to

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Billy Porter Called Out Vogue For Featuring Harry Styles In Dresses And Skirts, When His Own Nonbinary Style “Changed The Whole Game”

Billy Porter and Harry Styles are probably best known for their achievements as stage and screen performers, but both stars have made waves in fashion, too.

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David M. Benett / Dave Benett / Getty Images, Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images

The Pose actor and former One Direction member are respectively considered style icons, as each has delivered their share of exciting looks over the years.

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Cbs Photo Archive / CBS via Getty Images, Sopa Images / SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Billy and Harry often attend Hollywood events wearing ensembles that transcend clothing trends restricted by the gender binary, with Billy donning skirts and dresses while Harry accessorizes with feather boas and polished nails.

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Rich Fury / Getty Images

After rejecting gendered fashion norms on red carpets and sharing what androgynous style means to him in interviews, Harry eventually became the first man to land a Vogue cover last

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Billie Eilish transformed her style with a corset and latex skirt for the cover of British Vogue

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Billie Eilish is known for wearing baggy, oversized clothes. Mike Blake/Reuters

  • Billie Eilish completely transformed her style for British Vogue’s June 2021 cover.

  • She wore custom Gucci for the magazine, including corsets, a latex skirt, and matching gloves.

  • On Instagram, the 19-year-old musician said she “loved” the pictures featured in the article.

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Billie Eilish debuted a completely transformed look as British Vogue’s June 2021 cover star.

For the magazine photoshoot, Eilish, who is now blonde, wore a series of Gucci corsets, latex skirts, and other form-fitting outfits that are a drastic departure from her usual baggy ensembles. She was photographed for the magazine by Craig McDean.

“For #BritishVogue’s June issue, cover star @BillieEilish wanted nothing short of a transformation,” the publication wrote on Instagram.

“Billie collaborated closely with the Vogue team on her fashion fantasy, led by style director

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