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.
So, Vogue isn’t doing anything special for Andre Leon Talley?! https://t.co/Fd5pEmP7SA
— brittny pierre (@sleep2dream) February 9, 2022
Vogue had the audacity to give the cover to Kim after Andre Leon Talley recently passed smh
— Youtube: SimplyKosmic (@simplykosmic) February 10, 2022
Wait let me get this straight #KimKardashian #VOGUE issue was for black history month… so did they honor #AndreLeonTalley at all???? pic.twitter.com/yoZAUAl9vP
— The Goals Of Holly.D (@hallewoodstar) February 10, 2022
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.”
Andre Leon Talley, one of the key forces behind Vogue…
Exhibit A – Ebony
Exhibit B – Vogue
Fuck Anna Wintour. Forever. pic.twitter.com/SBoazqK2wD
— ThisIsRochelle (@RR416) February 9, 2022
Ebony can have my money! We the black culture are tired of the #kardashians respectfully. Vogue you lost me Continue to RIP André Leon Talley https://t.co/l4bL6FL5MA
— Nowdispod (@nowdispod) February 9, 2022
I wasn’t ready for this beautiful tribute to Andre Leon Talley. Thank you @4NIKKOLAS blessed to have you on @TamronHallShow pic.twitter.com/LMgbo1Rf3E
— Tamron Hall (@tamronhall) February 8, 2022
RIP to a legend.https://t.co/Hhlls4aI0D
— ZORA (@zoramag) February 8, 2022
Day 7 of Black History Month: André Leon Talley, Fashion Editor! 🤎 #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackQueerIcons 🏳️🌈 #AnAmericanInAustria 💕 pic.twitter.com/axqNcCIiVV
— Notorious DAH 😎 (@Dharrisontenor) February 7, 2022
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