Andre Leon Talley GoFundMe
Andre Leon Talley went from a humble background in New York to becoming a fashion icon with his work on Vogue. He became known for his close friendships with designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Tracy Reese and Rachel Roy. He also made a name for himself as a stylist and was the host of the annual Met Gala for years.
When he passed away last month, the industry lost an iconic figure. The fashion world came together to pay tribute to Talley, who died at the age of 73. Many celebrities showed up at his memorial service, including Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss.
One of the most notable things about Andre Leon Talley is that he was gay but remained a very chaste person. He didn’t use or hire hookers and he didn’t even have any girlfriends. This is a stark contrast to other famous men who have had affairs and were also gay.
He also had a difficult time getting intimate with women because of his weight and his body. He also used to get into a lot of trouble with the law and he had an addiction to alcohol.
The GoFundMe was set up by his stylist Akeem Smith, and it quickly gathered support from the fashion world. The page had over 25,104 likes by Thursday morning and had already raised a total of $75,000 in donations.
Despite all of the support, Andre Leon Talley is still facing legal action over his home in White Plains. The former editor-at-large of Vogue allegedly owes Manolo Blahnik USA CEO George Malkemus and his husband Anthony Yurgaitis over $500,000 for their 11-bedroom home.
In 2004, Malkemus and Yurgaitis bought the house for $1 million, and they signed a lease with Talley that said he would live in it and pay them money each month. After the lease ended in 2014, Malkemus and Yurgaitis began suing him over back rent.
According to a New York Times piece, the eviction began after Malkemus and Yurgaitis discovered that Talley had not been paying them the money they agreed to. In court papers, Talley claims that he thought that the payments were an equity investment to own the home.
Since then, he has been making payments to the pair, and they are seeking over $515,000. The former Vogue editor-at-large is trying to convince them that he should be allowed to remain in his home.
He’s also asking the court to place the home in a trust so that he can prove that he owns it. If he succeeds, he will be able to own the home.
It’s an interesting case and one that highlights the complicated lines between friendship and business in the fashion industry. It’s also a reminder that, as Smith notes in her blog post, gifting is still a common practice in the fashion world.
In fact, it’s a trend that continues today. In fact, a number of high-end fashion brands have started donating money to charitable causes in their employees’ names. The trend is called Gifts to the Community, and it’s a way to give back to those who have helped them grow their businesses. In some cases, this can be done without the owner ever having to pay any money out.