Monday, February 1, 2010

Black History Month "André Leon Talley"

André Leon Talley (born October 16, 1949) is the American editor-at-large for Vogue magazine and has been a front-row regular at fashion shows in New YorkParisLondon and Milan for more than 25 years.He uses his influence to promote young fashion designers, such asJohn Saldivar and mentors young talent in other fields as well. His most famous pairings of late have been with designers Tracy Reese,Rachel Roy, and singer/actress Jennifer Hudson. He is known as a very close friend of pop diva Mariah CareyKimora Lee Simmons Fashion designer and Tennis star Venus Williams. In 2007, he was ranked 45th in Out Magazine's "50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America".Talley has an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Savannah College of Art and Design, where he serves as a member of the Board of Trustees.

As of November 2009, Talley will be serving on the judging panel for America's Next Top Model

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