André Leon Talley Defends Anna Wintour Against Racist Allegations
André Leon Talley is defending his friend, Anna Wintour, against charges of racism at the fashion mag.
The fashion editor rushed to her side after a New York Times exposé revealed bigotry at Vogue, even though he recently blasted her as a “colonial broad” who is steeped in “white privilege” in his recent book.
“Anna made history by making me the first African American male EVER to be named as creative director of Vogue, in 1988. She crashed the glass ceiling,” he wrote on Instagram, along with an image of them at the Met Ball in 1999.
“From there, the possibility of Sir @edwardenninful became the first black male to EVER become editor in chief of Vogue UK,” he added. “In the realm of possibility of forgiveness, yours truly, in Tom Ford, custom, by @gucci and Dame Anna Wintour in Galliano couture @dior climbing the stairs to the Met Gala…those were the halcyon days when we were at the apex of the high fashion world. We were our younger better angels.”
The post was liked by Edward Enninful and designers including Marc Jacobs, who added: “Possibility is all we have. And luckily that is a lot. Possibility allows for hope.”
Good for him for defending his friend. We’ll always love their friendship.