André Leon Talley: “A larger-than-life fashion editor who shattered his industry’s glass ceiling”

From a New York Times obit by Vanessa Friedman and Jacob Bernstein headlined “André Leon Talley, Editor and Fashion Industry Force, Dies at 73”:

André Leon Talley, the larger-than-life fashion editor who shattered his industry’s glass ceiling when he went from the Jim Crow South to the front rows of Paris couture, parlaying his encyclopedic knowledge of fashion history and his quick wit into roles as author, public speaker, television personality and curator, died on Tuesday in White Plains, N.Y. His death was confirmed by his friend Darren Walker, the president of the Ford Foundation.