NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: (L-R) André Leon Talley, Julius Tennon, actress Viola Davis, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Anna Wintour and professional tennis player Maria Sharapova attend the Vera Wang Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion at The Stage at Lincoln Center on February 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

He was larger than life and North Carolina can claim him as one of our own.  World-renowned fashion icon Andre’ Leon Talley has passed away.

You couldn’t miss him at Vogue fashion shows. He was on the front row as an editor at large sitting right beside Anna Wintour.  Standing 6’6 inches tall he was truly larger than life.  Andre’ grew up in Durham with his grandmother but somehow made his way to New York, Paris, and Milan.  He was 73 years old according to TMZ.  No word on how he passed away.

He was responsible for styling everyone including Victoria’s Secret models.  To learn more about him just check out the article in the Charlotte Observer. 

He was also a hilarious personality.  I am sure this North Carolina Fashion Icon will be missed.

Gallery: North Carolina Fashion Icon Andre’ Leon Talley

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