André Leon Talley : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Biography

André Leon Talley was an American fashion journalist, stylist, creative director, and editor-at-large of Vogue magazine know all about his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Biography

André Leon Talley Biography

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André Leon Talley

Birth Date

16 October 1948,


18 January 2022

Birth Place

Washington, D.C., United States



Marital Status

Not Married

Spouse / Partner

Not Known


Not Known


Alma Ruth Davis


William C. Talley


Not Known


Brown University, Hillside High School, North Carolina Central University


American journalist

Net Worth

$5 Million

Last Update

January 2022

ndré Leon Talley was an American fashion journalist, stylist, creative director, and editor-at-large of Vogue magazine.He was the magazine’s fashion news director from 1983 to 1987, and then its first African-American male creative director from 1988 to 1995. Often regarded as a fashion icon, he was known for advocating for diversity in the fashion industry.Talley also served on the judging panel for America’s Next Top Model .Talley also worked as a stylist for former United States President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. In 2021, France awarded him the Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres honor for arts and letters.

André Leon Talley Early Life and Family

Talley was born on October 16, 1948, in Washington, D.C.the son of Alma Ruth Davis and William C. Talley, a taxi driver. At least one of his grandfathers was a sharecropper. His parents left him with his maternal grandmother, Binnie Francis Davis, who worked as a cleaning lady at Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina.

He grew up in the Jim Crow era South, where segregation defined social boundaries. He said, “For a long time my grandmother would not allow white people to come into our house. That was her rule. The only white man who ever came into the house was the coroner.”His love for fashion was cultivated at an early age by her and his discovery of Vogue magazine, which he first found in the local library at the age of nine or ten.

Talley was educated at Hillside High School, graduating in 1966, and North Carolina Central University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Literature in 1970. He won a scholarship to Brown University,where he earned a Master of Arts degree in French Literature in 1972.At Brown, he wrote a thesis on the influence of black women on Charles Baudelaire and initially planned to teach French.

André Leon Talley Wife, Was André Leon Talley Married

André Leon Talley in Possibely not Married and there is no any information is available on social media about his marital and relationship status.

André Leon Talley Net Worth

André Leon Talley has an estimated Net Worth of $2million in 2022. according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Net Worth 2022


André Leon Talley

Net Worth ( 2022 )

$2 Million

Income Source

American journalist

Income / Salary

Under Review

Last Update



Professional career

Through the student connections he made in Providence, Rhode Island, he apprenticed, unpaid, for Diana Vreeland at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1974. So impressed by his skills, the Vogue editor connected Talley up with a job at Andy Warhol’s Factory and Interview magazinefor $50 a week. He went on to work at Women’s Wear Daily, becoming its Paris bureau chief,and W, from 1975 through 1980. He also worked for The New York Times and other publications before finally landing at Vogue, where he worked as the Fashion News Director from 1983 to 1987 and then as Creative Director from 1988 to 1995.

In 2003, he authored an autobiography titled A.L.T.: A Memoir, published by Villard in 2003.According to Publishers Weekly, the message delivered by the book is that “Style transcends race, class, and time.”Two years later he authored A.L.T. 365+, an art monograph designed by art director Sam Shahid, featuring photos and captions from one year of Talley’s life.

From March 2010 to December 2011, Talley served on the judging panel for America’s Next Top Model . From 2013 to 2014, he served as international editor of Numéro Russia, joining the team shortly after the magazine launched in March 2013 but resigned after 12 issues. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Savannah College of Art and Design since 1995.

He released The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir on May 19, 2020. In it, he discusses getting his start in New York City in the 1970s, his tumultuous relationship with Wintour, and his experiences with racism in the fashion world.It became a New York Times Best Seller.

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