André Leon Talley on & # 39; Chiffon Trenches & # 39;

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It's been 17 years since André Leon Talley, the former Vogue editor, published his first memoir, "A.L.T." In this week's video, Talley talks about "The Chiffon Trenches," in his new book about his time at the top places in the fashion world.

The first book was clearly a reminder of my grandmother and Diana Vreeland. Both of these couples have been very important to my life, ”Talley said. I talked about some of my upbringing, my background, but I didn't go deep into what I went into & # 39; The Chiffon Trenches. & # 39; & # 39; Chiffon Trenches, & # 39; it is the centerpiece of my love that an important story of my life, starting with my humble upbringing in North Carolina, until 2020. I have experienced decades when I was at the peak of my career in Vogue, sitting in the front row of Paris. , I experienced racism, sexism, & # 39; s, all that. I decided to be very raw and honest.

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