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Andre Leon Talley

Bob Colacello:

"Andre Leon Talley was a graduate of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, but we told him he had to answer phones as well as cover the fashion shows. (Just as everybody at the second Factory had to start out sweeping floors, everybody at Interview had to work their way up from the receptionist's desk). On his first day at work... Andre turned up in khaki safari shirt and Bermuda shorts, with matching knee socks, topped off by a hunter's helmet from Abercrombie & Fitch, looking every inch the Kipling colonial in Kenya - except Andre is as black and tall as a Harlem Globetrotter. We dubbed him Andre de Interview, because he often answered the phone with a festive 'Bonjour!'" (BC247)

 

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