Former Vogue editor André Leon Talley is in the midst of a press run in support of “The Gospel According to Andre,” a documentary directed by Kate Novack that’s now in theaters.
In an interview with the NY Times, Talley lamented a loss of friends since leaving Vogue. “Certain friends have dropped me. Miuccia Prada was one. We were very close. She is very shy, so now she barely speaks to me on the steps of the Met. Karl Lagerfeld is a fly-by-night person. He’s hard to reach. That’s very disappointing.”
On Anna Wintour, his former boss at Vogue, Talley said, “Most days, she treats me like family. I know she cares for me deeply. But other days, she treats me like the proverbial black sheep, that family member who is left out, shut out, to be avoided.”
Talley lives in a home he owns in White Plains, New York, and in the article describes his current financial state as “broke.”
His resume includes editor roles at Interview, W and WWD, but he’s best known in his role as a U.S. Vogue editor, a full-time role he held until 2013 when the publications cut back on staff and salaries. He’s still listed on the masthead as a contributing editor.
Following Vogue, Talley worked for a year at Russian publication Numéro and subsequently worked for a period as an artistic director at Zappos. During 2017 he was the host of “Full Length” a talk show on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM Radio Andy channel.
Check out a trailer for the documentary below.