André Leon Talley’s successful career has spanned all the way from his internship for former Vogue editor Diana Vreeland in 1974, all the way to his triumphant run as Vogue’s Creative Director and Editor-at-Large, per The Guardian. Respected and revered by everyone in the fashion industry, fans and followers have struggled to cope with the sudden news of his death. Stars have taken to social media to pay tribute to Talley. Including the likes of Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, and Zendaya, who have all shared touching posts honoring his memory (via Page Six). However, fans have noted the shocking silence of Vogue during this time, with no comment or tribute to Talley shared, The Cut reported.
Fashion designer, and close friend of Talley’s, Diane von Furstenberg, also shared a touching tribute on Instagram. It reads, “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.” She continues, “the world will be less joyful now … I have loved you and laughed with you for 45 years…. I will miss your loud screams and your loyal friendship…I love you soooo much.”