Fashion Icon Andre Leon Daly Died at age 73 … TMZ learned.
A source close to the matter says that Vogue’s former creative director and one-time editor died Tuesday at a hospital in White Plains, NY. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
Daly played a key role in Vogue’s vision and guidance in the 80s and 90s, rising to the top of the magazine rankings and eventually becoming news director – which he led from 83 to 87 – and later to Vogue’s creativity. Director in 88.
He held that position for 7 or more years, not long before … he led Vogue all the way to EAL – with a slight gap in between – until 2013, when he left the company. However, even after he officially left, Vogue continued to contribute to a variety of skills, including podcast appearances.
ALT will be best remembered as a trailblazer in the fashion world – not only for his stylish talent, but also for his drive to add more POC to the runway … especially Black models.
His work and career speak for themselves … and he was a stylist for the Obamas at one point when Barack was president, and a judge on ‘America’s Next Best Model’. Other notable achievements include his ‘SATC’ cameo and frequent Wendy Williams chats.
Has worked with Anna Windour – Editor-in-Chief of Vogue – For decades … Andre, considered one of America’s foremost African-American connoisseurs, was also an LGBT icon … yet he did not mention being gay, but more fluid than anything in his sexuality.
We last kicked him out in 2017 when he was making a dish about Rihanna, fashion … and Trump. It was a climactic Andre moment, the whole scene in front of his big personality cameras.