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André Leon Talley on ​why dressing well is a moral code​

Vogue's former editor-at-large broke through barriers to rise to the top. He joined Tom Power to talk about a new documentary about his life, called The Gospel According to André.
André Leon Talley with Tom Power in the q studio in Toronto. (Melody Lau/CBC)

Originally published on Jan. 18, 2018

André Leon Talley is the imposing, larger than life former editor-at-large for American Vogue. He's had a massive impact on fashion and appears often in television and film roles — usually playing himself — but he's rarely opened up about the barriers he faced on his way to the top.

A new documentary, The Gospel According to André, now delves into Talley's early life growing up Black, gay and fashion-obsessed in a relatively conservative southern environment.

Talley dropped by the q studio during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival to speak with Tom Power about his life and why he believes we have a "moral code to dress well."

WATCH | André Leon Talley's full interview with q host Tom Power:

Produced by Cora Nijhawan

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