On April 5 Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan interviewed Vogue contributing editor André Leon Talley about his life and career at the intersection of fashion, politics, business and culture.
Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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Speaker
André Leon Talley
André Leon Talley, contributing editor at Vogue, is the author of ‘Valentino: At the Emperor’s Table’ and host of Vogue’s podcast.
Interviewer
Robin Ghivan
Robin Givhan writes about fashion as a business, as a cultural institution and as pure pleasure. A 2006 Pulitzer winner for criticism, Givhan is author of “The Battle of Versailles: The Night American Fashion Stumbled into the Spotlight and Made History.” 
Program Highlights
André Leon Talley says reading Vogue and other fashion literature at an early age shaped the way he thought about style and fashion. He says reading Vogue when he was young inspired his ideas both in his past and present.
  • Apr 6
Vogue contributing editor André Leon Talley grew up in North Carolina in the 1960’s where he found it difficult to dress outside the box. But he says when he got to college he opened up and let out his unique and original style.
  • Apr 6
Vogue contributing editor André Leon Talley says that today everyone is too distracted by cell phones and social media. He says it is important to be aware of your past and that your history is an essential piece in moving forward.
  • Apr 6
Vogue contributing editor André Leon Talley talks about the connection between fashion and the current political climate. He also discusses the ranges of style among first ladies, including Michelle Obama and Melania Trump.
  • Apr 6
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