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.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 29: A view of tribute photograph on display at the André Leon Talley Celebration of Life at The Abyssinian Baptist Church on April 29, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for the Estate of André Leon Talley)

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:.

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Naomi Campbell Arrives with Steve Stoute in White Schiaparelli Haute Couture
Law Roach Arrives in Rick Owens
Kimora Lee Simmons Walked With Daughters Ming and Aoki Lee
Kerby Jean Raymond of Pyer Moss
British Vogue Edtor Edward Enninful Shares a Smile with Marc Jacobs
Anna Wintour was in attendance, wearing Chanel
Giovanna Battaglia
Bevy Smith
Laquan Smith and Jackie Cooper
Derek Blasberg and Karlie Kloss

Aoki and Ming Lee Simmons
Dario Calmese, Teddy Tinson, Emil Wilbekin, Bevy Smith, Claire Sulmers
Fern Mallis
Prabal Gurung
Anifa Mvuemba of Hanifa
Gayle King
Audrey Smaltz
Antoine Phillips
Dario Calmese
Teri Agins, Marc Jacobs, Veronica Webb, Law Roach
Kimora Lee Simmons surrounded by Fashion Friends: Robert Verdi, Harriette Cole, Teri Agins, Veronica Webb, Bevy Smith, Aoki Lee Simmons
Emil Wilbekin and Claire Sulmers
Naomi Campbell Exits with Steve Stoute in a Vintage White Rolls Royce

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Image: Salvatore Demaio