Andre Leon Talleythe fashion icon and former creative director of Vogue magazinedied Jan. 18 at age 73. Details were not immediately revealed.
In addition to his agent, Talley's Instagram account confirmed Talley's passing, noting that over five decades the "international icon was a close confidant of Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Paloma Picasso and he had a penchant for discovering, nurturing and celebrating young designers," according to USA Today.
Talley began at Vogue in 1983; in 1988, he was named the fashion bible's creative director, ultimately also serving as editor-at-large.
Talley was prominently featured in movies such as the 2009's The September Issue, which follows Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and her staff during the production of the September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine; and the 2018 documentary The Gospel According to Andre, which focuses on Talley's own life.
He also wrote two memoirs: A.L.T.: A Memoir, in 2003; and The Chiffon Trenches, in 2020.
Talley was also considered an LGBTQ icon, making Out magazine's "The Power 50" in 2007. However, he declined to define his sexuality, calling himself "fluid" in a 2018 interview with talk-show host Wendy Williams.