The lastest Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis at 92Y saw her sitting down former American editor-at-large for Vogue magazine André Leon Talley. “Lots of drama was served up,” wrote The Wall Street Journal, and the fashion crowd loved it. Michael Kors, Bette Midler, Ruth Finley, Carolina Hererra, and other luminaries were in attendance.
We’ve got some video highlights above, where Talley tells us about shopping at Hermès during the days of layaway, his friendship with Andy Warhol (who liked to grab Talley’s crotch), Karl Lagerfeld (who gave him $50,000 for his 50th birthday), attending Anna Wintour’s wedding (she had no bridesmaids), and more.
Stay tuned for the full talk on Fern’s Sirius radio show.
Next in the Fashion Icons series is Bruce Weber on Nov 13.