Andre Leon Talley‘s forthcoming memoir is to lift the lid on the real nature of his relationship with Anna Wintour.
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The Daily Mail obtained a copy of Andre’s ‘The Chiffon Trenches’ and report that part of the release sees him reveal that he believes Wintour is incapable of “simple human kindness”.
She not capable of simple human kindness is immune to anyone other than the powerful and famous people who populate the pages of Vogue.
The fashion icons enjoyed a friendship up until 2016 when a business arrangement between them took a turn for the worst. He says that he was asked to host a Vogue podcast and did so even though he felt he deserved more than $500 he was picking up at the end of each episode.
It was scrapped shortly after and he was told that the podcast was “beneath him” when he asked bosses at Vogue to explain why they had pulled the plug on it.
He was not convinced.
This was clearly a stone-cold business decision. I had suddenly become too old, too overweight, too uncool, I imagined, for Anna Wintour. After decades of loyalty and friendships…Anna should have had the decency and kindness to call me or send me an email saying: ‘Andre, I think we have had a wonderful run with your interviews but we are going to try something new.”
She has mercilessly made her best friends people who are the highest in their chosen fields. Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Mr. and Mrs. George Clooney are, to her, friends. I am no longer of value to her.
Will Anna respond?