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Posted on: January 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Andre Leon Talley lived in Greenburgh

Greenburgh mourns Andre Leon Talley, a resident of the Worthington section of Greenburgh

Andre Leon Talley, an internationally respected fashion icon and former Vogue creative director lived in the Worthington section of Greenburgh. He was a pioneering fashion journalist. The first Black Creative director of Vogue.  He worked wtih Diana Vreeland, Andy Warhol, Michelle Obama, Lee Radziwill and Anna WIntour. He was a stylist for United States President Barack Obama and also styled Melania Trump for  her 2005 wedding to Donald Trump.   He pushed for more Black and diverse representation in fashion. In 2020 France awarded him the Chevalier de Fordre des Arts et des Lettres honor for arts and letters. He was featured in documentaries. He died of complications from a heart attack and Covid-19.

Those who enjoy the food at City Limits in White Plains on the border of Greenburgh would frequently see Andre. In a September 17, 2011 article in the NY Times Andre said "I eat most of my meals at City Limits in White Plains where I always sit at the bar even for breakfast or lunch."  Andre Leon Talley will be missed. We are grateful that he was part of our community.


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