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Andre Leon Talley, Vogue Editor and Fashion Legend, Dies at 73

Roy Rochlin/Getty for Tribeca Film Festival

Roy Rochlin/Getty for Tribeca Film Festival

Fashion icon Andre Leon Talley has died at 73.

Talley died at a hospital in White Plains, New York, according to TMZ. A cause of death has not been revealed.

Often clad in giant, flowing robes, Talley was a towering figure—he stood six feet six inches tall—in the heyday of America’s most prominent fashion magazine, Vogue. Talley headed the glossy publication’s fashion news division from 1983 to 1987, became the its creative director in 1988, and then moved on to the role of editor-at-large, which he held until 2013. He continued to contribute to the magazine afterward.

Born in 1948 in North Carolina, he attributed his sense of style and eye for fashion to the churches he attended growing up with his grandmother, who raised him after his parents left. It was there around age 9 that he first found Vogue at

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British ‘Vogue’ Celebrates African Models, a New York State Senator Discusses The Fashion Act

Plus, Tommy Hilfiger is reportedly set to collaborate with Richard Quinn and Martine Rose.

<p>Photo: Rafael Pavarotti/British Vogue</p>

Photo: Rafael Pavarotti/British Vogue

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

British Vogue celebrates African models with its February 2022 cover
British Vogue‘s February 2022 cover features a group of nine young African models — Amar Akway, Majesty Amare, Akon Changkou, Nyagua Ruea, Abény Nhial, Maty Fall, Janet Jumbo, Adut Akech and Anok Yai — with the goal of “redefining what it is to be a model.” Styled by Edward Enninful and photographed by Rafael Pavarotti, the shoot illustrates how, “with a new generation of African models in the spotlight, fashion is at last embracing what it is to be truly global,” as Funmi Fetto puts it in the accompanying story. {British Vogue}

New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi on The Fashion Act
Elle’s Veronique Hyland interviews New York

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Model Exposes Fat Suits She Was Made to Wear for Plus-Size Fashion Brands

A plus-size model has revealed that she was previously asked to wear padding to model larger clothes than her real size because companies wanted “the neck and the face to look really slim and sharp.”

“I’m a plus-sized model,” explained Karoline Bjørnelykke, adding that most brands she modelled for carried sizes between an XL and 5XL. “If you have eyes, you can see that I’m not that size.”

The model went on to share that for such jobs where she wasn’t the size needed to model the clothes, she would sport padding underneath the garments.

“I have to bring something called padding to work,” she explained, adding that it’s considered polite to do so. “Which basically is fat suits in pieces.”

In the clip, she showed herself placing the pieces over her body, stuffing them inside a girdle. “So you stuff it like this, which makes you look a lot

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Hailey Bieber’s Best Red Carpet Fashion Moments

Hailey Bieber basically grew up on the red carpet. Ever since she was a kid, her dad, Stephen Baldwin, has been bring her along to events, from award shows to movie premieres. Because of that, we can track the model’s style evolution from a very young age, and really see how she went from favoring extremely feminine silhouettes, to a sexier style, and finally settling on more classic pieces. There was a time when Bieber wouldn’t step out in a piece that didn’t feature some major cutouts and skin, but these days, thanks to her stylist Karla Welch, whom she shares with her husband, Justin Bieber, Hailey has perfected the subtle sex appeal, showing off a bit of leg here, and a collarbone there. So, take a look at Bieber’s life through red carpets with a roundup of her best looks from 2010 to now.

2021: LACMA Art + Film

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