A Decade of Style: André Leon Talley

In Paris Is Burning, the late, great Pepper LaBeija said, “New York City is wrapped up in being LaBeija!” Now that she’s in heaven (and likely still wearing Jungle Gardenia perfume), we asked ourselves: who’s the reigning queen of New York City? We’ll give you a hint—several, in fact. He’s editor-at-large for Vogue, BFFs with Anna Wintour, assisted the legendary Diana Vreeland, art directed Michelle Obama and is set to join Tyra’s judging panel on the next season of ANTM. That’s right, he’s the one and only André Leon Talley. Here’s a gallery of our favorite Condé editor’s greatest fashion hits over the past decade, and why New York is wrapped up in being André.


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