During Black History Month? People Question Vogue’s Decision Not To Pay Homage To The Late André Leon Talley

Vogue Magazine is currently in hot water over their latest cover.

The iconic fashion Bible released their March 2022 issue today featuring none other than Kim Kardashian as the cover story. Vogue chose to spotlight the mogul over the recent success of her loungewear line SKIMS, but it was not long before the issue’s release that many would express their distaste with the company for not paying homage to their former editor-at-large André Leon Talley, who passed away in January of this year.

Talley transitioned on January 19 at the age of 73, leaving his larger-than-life legacy behind him. Many took to social media to express their displeasure with the new Vogue cover featuring a white woman instead of paying homage to Talley, who served as a pioneer for the publication, especially during Black History Month.

While the public continues to call out Vogue for what some interpret as a misstep in the editorial’s direction, the impact Talley left on the fashion industry in the wake of his death continues to be acknowledged. Fashion CEO Kimora Lee Simmons paid tribute to Talley in an editorial with EBONY magazine.

Simmons remembered her friend and mentor, citing him as “a giant; he was a great. He was a legacy in the works. He was tall; he was loud. He was imposing; he was grand.”

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