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André Leon Talley: The Chiffon Trenches

The Chiffon Trenches: André Leon Talley’s Apology to Himself

Beyond my superficial connections to the former creative director of Vogue, my admiration for Talley comes from the respect I owe him for existing in an industry that has historically had little-to-no room for men who look like me. However, what is even more important to me is Talley’s permanence as a cautionary tale about the whims and woes of the fashion world for Black people and, more specifically Black men.

Suede and skyscrapers

Velvet, cordouroy, etc. have been front runners in the recent fall collections of major designers and for department store brands. This trend is not to be overlooked. Texture is the perfect way to express style and personality in a work environment.