Tag: Fashion and Apparel

André Leon Talley, Fashion’s Last Great Editor

There is a scene early in “The September Issue,” the 2009 documentary about the making of the year’s door-stopper Vogue magazine, that features a meeting between the designer Vera Wang, dressed down in a striped shirt and no makeup, and, like a character from an entirely different movie set, the editor André Leon Talley: very […]

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André Leon Talley in His Own Words

André Leon Talley was the last of his kind: a fashion editor who operated without the filter of a corporate public relations apparatus. He made broad, extravagant declarations like, “We’re living in such a vulgar age!” He was the “pharaoh of fabulosity” who put himself on his own best-dressed lists and eviscerated celebrities whose red […]

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Why the Costumer of ‘The Gilded Age’ Is Being Driven Out of Business

Challenges began for Ms. Uffner in 2006, when the landlord of the building she occupied in Midtown “invited” her, as she put it, to break her lease early. He was selling the building and wanted her out, but moving thousands of racks of clothing was going to be an ordeal. At the same time commercial […]

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