Cardi B, Kim K. and More Stars React to Andre Leon Talley’s Death – Touching tributes. Following the death of former Vogue creative director André Leon Talley, stars took to social media to share touching messaging honoring the late fashion icon.

The late writer passed away Tuesday, January 18, after battling an unknown illness, according to TMZ.

Cardi B, Kim K. and More Stars React to Andre Leon Talley’s Death
Cardi B, Kim K. and More Stars React to Andre Leon Talley’s Death

News of his death quickly made headlines, with celebrities, fashion designers and close friends taking to social media to share their memories with and condolences for the force in fashion. 

Talley’s career was nothing short of impressive. In 1983, her joined Vogue’s ranks as the fashion news director. In the years that followed, he worked his way up the chain to become the publications creative director in 1987. 

After a seven year stint in the role, Talley left Vogue and moved over to the Paris branch of W Magazine. In 1998, he made a grand return to Vogue as the editor-at-large and remained at the publication until 2013. 

During his rich career, Talley also wrote for a number of publication including The New York Times and Women’s Wear Daily, served as a judge on America’s Next Top Model and even worked as Barack and Michelle Obama’s stylist. 

Andre Leon Talley, Fashion Journalist and Former Editor-at-Large of Vogue, Dies at 73

A hugely influential figure, Talley served a number of key roles at Vogue during the 1980s and 1990s and also worked at W and Women’s Wear Daily.

Keep scrolling to read how stars are honoring the late fashion icon.

Beyond those grenades launched at fashion’s most powerful editor, the book was a fascinating, often rueful recounting of his rise in the fashion world, the racism he had encountered along the way (including a particularly abhorrent nickname one fashion publicist had given him), and how, once he no longer had a powerful job at Vogue, he felt he was simply was no longer in the “in” crowd.

It also includes a slew of anecdotes about everyone he became close to throughout his career, from early mentor Vreeland and good friend Lee Radziwill to late Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, who at one point simply dropped him as a friend.

“André is one of the last great fashion editors who has an incredible sense of fashion history. He can see through everything you do to the original reference, predict what was on your inspiration board,” designer Tom Ford told Vanity Fair. “My God, when he sits in the front row, to know that he understands what you’re saying, what you’re trying to put into pop culture—that is what you work for as a fashion designer.”