Thursday, January 20, 2022

Vogue Disrespects André Leon Talley in Death

Two years ago former longtime Vogue  creative director André Leon Talley released his memoir detailing the horrible treatment he received from Vogue editor Anna Wintour after she dubbed him too old and too fat to work for the magazine [click here if you missed that]. 

This week, following Talley's passing Vogue added final insult to injury...

30 minutes after Talley's death was announced instead of acknowledging his passing the Vogue Twitter account Tweeted "Goodbye Bad Vibes" with a link to a 6 year-old Vogue article about clearing negative energy using sage. 




Only hours later, and after tons of backlash did Vogue offer any kind of tribute. 




Needless to say, Talley fans were furious.









27 comments:

Anonymous said...

That bitch AW called him fat and uncool to his face. Who expected more of that POS. Mad people saluted him. Had me revisiting my Ugg days. Love that campaign posing in front the house he was squatting in for years. What an iconic mess.

Anonymous said...

Cancel the subscriptions. I did years ago.

Anonymous said...

Imagine an old stoic looking white bitch wearing floral prints telling you you're not cool...Cool is a state of mind & exudes naturally...
She & Conde Nast was very wrong bc once he left was Vogue's demise...That's when she started "cahsing cool" by sucking Kim & Kanye's dick...like that was gonna help garner pop culture.
You give your all to these jobs & they discard you like trash. FUCK them people!

Anonymous said...

^^^ "chasing cool" damn typo

Anonymous said...

He made Vogue cutting edge and interesting. She was jealous. Another white succubus who suckered at black man. They will never learn white women have no loyalty. When they are done with you they throw you away like trash and yell rape!

Juju Infinite said...

It probably took so long to post because they had to wait on Anna you know she took her time 2 make up the perfect statement.

Unknown said...

When carrying the whyt water goes wrong.

Anonymous said...

L'Officiel fashion magazine is much better for Fashion trends of the season. It has the runway show of most important designers. Its more money but it's worth it for the clothes. You only have to purchase one per season. I preferred the European is issue.

No one should buy Vogue for the clothes. If you want to read the articles, well that something different.
Vogue is dated and passe.

ms mac said...

These fans are cheering louder for Andre than he did for himself. Black folks who receive a paycheck for their work and have no ownership stake will eventually learn to quit seeking out White validation and attaching their approval to our self worth. Them hoes ain't loyal! With all of his credentials, experience, influence and social currency, Andre had all of the means, motives and opportunities to make a name for himself by forming his own fashion collective. He could've started his own magazine or aligned himself with up and coming independent artists, designers, models and creatives. He was, as they say, an ICON. Instead he continuously relied on the laurels of Vogue magazine and some pent up white bitch who walks around with a stick up her ass to prop him up. It's so sad to me, and the disrespect he's receiving in death should serve as a cautionary tale to all of us in that industry. But the man is finally at rest now and hopefully it's a peaceful one.

Anonymous said...

@msmac ALT was doing just that after Vogue..He workwd with creatively w Zappos and a few other brands. Also, worked with Tyra and he did a few red carpet events for E and Hollywood Insider....The digital era changed the industry. Plus industry ppl get shady. Their alliance is to Vogue. Now if ALT was younger, healthier & had more energy perhaps he could've focused more on being an entreprenuer. Either way, his work didn't go unnoticed & his legacy will live on. I'm glad he wrote a book and told his own story!

Anonymous said...

As a black man pioneering in fashion & media, imagine all the bullshit he endured. Imagine how times he had to swallow his tongue or ignore the racist, stupid shit that comes out of YT people's mouths. Imagine the fight he fought alone dealing with them fuckin people. It takes a strong person & sound mind to "play the game", get what you need & get the fuck out! We all play the game when somebody else is cutting the check

Unknown said...

@1:45pm is right...

The fashion industry is racist, ageist, and elitist. There was no scenario in which a 60+ year old BLACK GAY MAN was going to win favor over Anna Wintour (yt wealthy woman of prestige). The moment Anna was done with him, the industry followed... hence, the lawsuits over the home he lived in and the embarrassing media blitz about his finances and livelihood.

Anonymous said...

Well some of us will learn when white supremacy is finished with you, they always break and discard their tools. Andre was put on display and humiliated for the world to see. Andre started to believe his own hype, the shit when straight to his head and body.

R in NYC said...

I worked in the industry and it is indeed racist and elitist. It is also cut throat and takes no prisoners. Black creatives and designers have their work stolen or produced under the labels of white designers all the time. It's just the way that it is unless someone like ALT dares to go against the powers that be. He opened up a lot of doors but there are still many that are closed.
The average black designer cannot get the financing to start a clothing line from the average bank.
It's very expensive to start a legit clothing line.
I spent many a day in the fashion district staring at the buildings across the street where the design studios were while going about my mundane job. The industry has changed so much from the 70s when most of the clothing in America was made right here.
I will always hold this man in the highest of reverence because he truly paved the way for many people of color to even get their foot in the door or have any chance of making it in the fashion industry.
It's more about image than talent. Scores of people graduate from fashion schools every year with amazing portfolios but most will never find work as designers.

Kateue said...

Agreed with R/NY.

Anonymous said...

Damn aint that Anna Wintour lady the same one he wanted to align himself with. lol This crazy!
RIP

Lauryn Trill said...

@R in NYC ....I completely agree with everything 100%....I was there also as a black creative...It made me disenchanted and I left before I completely lose lose my love for fashion....I got into Fine Art and is also a teaching artist now...I rather deal with kids than those people...They're weird asf....

RevlonRed said...

Doesn’t anyone remember 2007, the Jennifer Hudson hot mess, he put together,

https://www.celebitchy.com/3207/andre_leon_talley_hates_on_jennifer_hudson/

RevlonRed said...

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2007-03-04-0703040577-story.html

Lauryn Trill said...

And to 3:55....You'll be surprised of all the life lessons learned dealing with that industry...I've been in the US Army and the fashion industry....I'd rather be dropped in the middle of Afghanistan than dropped in the middle of Bryant Park....

RevlonRed said...

Jennifer Hudson was voted 2007 worst dressed,

https://www.adweek.com/performance-marketing/sex-the-city-starlet-to-andre-leon-talley-all-is-forgiven/

RevlonRed said...

https://www.hollywood.com/celebrities/vogue-editor-blamed-for-jennifer-hudson-fashion-disaster-57166910/?hw_ref=related

https://www.wagmag.com/our-dinner-with-andre/

He had an AMAZING journey. Below is a quote of why he was famous quite brilliant with the pen.

“Andre’s art of making the ordinary sound extraordinary is why the upper crust and the fashion elite kept him around. With them, their shoes weren’t just red, but “Dal Co’ of Rome red court shoes, with extravagant Regency bows,” His words made everything seem bigger and grander than what they were. In reality, they were often plain, unimpressive, and as Ralph Rucci described La Wintour, “mediocre.“”

Anonymous said...

For the first time ever. I agree with RnNY.
I am a victim of the racism and stolen designs. The nasty hateful backstabbing jews and Yt's.

Anonymous said...

ALT ego was wounded when he left Vogue. Prada stop calling and returning his phone calls.

Anonymous said...

I read and enjoy the fashion in ELLE Magazine, soooo....

I troll it like I see it said...

Who still buy's that tired ass magazine? That bitch anna (no caps for this hoe) slept her way to the top, bitch is as tired as that bob, and rarely do these "white designers" bring anything worthy, all they do is steal and reproduce. The reality is the fashion industry is dead and all those thieving yt devils need to die off quickly, so truly talented people of color can dominate. I stopped watching a long time ago, they are beyond tired. Yt's are the least creative on this planet, if they come with something spectacular trust them bitches stole it, they ain't got a creative cell in their dry calcified body or brain.

PAula said...

I don't really know Mr. Talley from anyone else. I don know that Vogue Magazine, THAT WAS SOME DISRESPECTFUL BS. Ms. Wintour, Your time will surely COME.

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