Monday, April 22, 2024

Disgraceful: Anna Wintour Late to Acknowledge Andre Leon Talley’s Death as Vogue Is Last to Post Tribute


UPDATE: Vogue finally posted a tribute at 9:45am. They were literally the last site to do so.


This is disgraceful: and are the only outlets that haven’t acknowledged the death of Andre Leon Talley.

The announcement was made last night and since then every major media outlet has done a tribute, including the New York Times, New York Magazine, and even British Vogue.

But here in the city, fashion fiefdom of Anna Wintour, silence at the two major Conde Nast publication with which Talley was associated for over 30 years. By 9:15am there was still nothing.

Wintour’s pettiness knows no bounds. She fired Talley, refused to speak to him, and then bristled when he spoke out about his shabby treatment at her hands.

Talley told the Times in February 2020:

Talley’s memoir, “The Chiffon Trenches,” and subsequent documentary (see below) chronicled his miserable experience with Wintour.

It does seem that Wintour has blocked US Vogue and Vanity Fair from writing about Talley. Why anyone would go to the Met Ball is a mystery, knowing what she has done here. Really, really in poor taste.

But kudos to British Vogue’s Edward Enninful, who’s put up at least two tributes on his website.

If things change, and either site finally deigns to do something, I’ll update here.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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