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Fashion Icon André Leon Talley Dies Aged 73

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Former Vogue creative director André Leon Talley has died at the age of 73.

According to TMZ, Talley passed away on Tuesday at a hospital in White Plains, New York, after suffering from an unknown illness.

Talley was instrumental to Vogue’s vision and direction in the 80s, and 90s, when he worked his way up the ranks of magazine to eventually become news director and later creative director of the company.

A number of fellow designer and models have paid tribute to Talley, including US designer Marc Jacobs, who shared a vintage photo of the pair.

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“You championed me and you have been my friend since my beginning. Our chats, the moments we shared … oh my friend. You and your passions were larger than life. I love you and I will miss you dear André,” Jacobs wrote.

Talley’s close friend designer Diane Von Furstenberg also shared a touching tribute, saying: “Good bye darling André… no one saw the world in a more elegant and glamorous way than you did… no one was more soulful and grander than you were…the world will be less joyful now.”

Rest in Peace, André.

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