Fashion Bomb Daily was graciously invited to attend the Memorial Service of the late Vogue Editor and Fashion Icon, Andre Leon Talley. Titans in the world of style, including Naomi Campbell, Anna Wintour, Edward Enninful, Pat McGrath, Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg, Bethann Hardison, Kimora Lee Simmons, Bevy Smith, Emil Wilbekin, Audrey Smaltz, Carolina Herrera, Teri Agins, Dario Calmese, Laquan Smith, Robin Givhan, Zac Posen, Prabal Gurung, Derek Blasberg, Veronica Webb, Fern Mallis,Carly Cushnie, Robert Verdi, Jay Alexander, Law Roach, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Anifa Mvuemba, along with icons in adjacent industries including Martha Stewart, Gayle King, Sandra Bernhard,and Paul Wilmot gathered to honor the legacy of a man who was frequently called “Larger than Life.” Talley, with his fierce and fearless energy, brought people together after his untimely passing, uniting souls across socioeconomic, class, and cultural backgrounds. While he was ‘the only one’ in many rooms for many years, his memorial brought a diverse range of people together, showing that unity and humanity can exist, even in the playground of The Devil Wears Prada.
As he said in his final tome, The Chiffon Trenches, “ You must wake up and create your own miracles every day. I went through my life on the strength of hope, and the memory of my ancestors, and the people who showed me unconditional love.”
See some of them below, captured by Salvatore DeMaio:.
Read more about the ceremony at TheStateofFashion.Bulletin.com.