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André Leon Talley DRAGS TF Out Of VOGUE Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour In New Memoir

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André Leon Talley is telling the masses how he REALLY feels about VOGUE editor-in-chief Anna Wintour after working with her for decades. And let’s just say he didn’t mince his words when he described his relationship with the fashion icon. More inside…

When the fashion gawd is fed TF up! Whew, lawd.

André Leon Talley has been in the fashion game for decades. And now, he’ll be giving his fans a behind-the-scenes look at his life in his upcoming memoir titled The Chiffon Trenches.

The 70-year-old former VOGUE editor-at-large opens up about his close relationship with VOGUE editor-in-chief Anna Wintour…and, it wasn’t all that great. In fact, it was seemingly toxic AF.

In his memoir, André said Anna was SO bad he suffered “huge emotional and psychological scars” after working with her for decades. Sheesh. Oh, and it gets worse.

The fashion maven said Anna Wintour is simply NOT “capable of simple human kindness” and that she’s “immune to anyone other than the powerful and famous people who populate the pages of VOGUE.”

We guess The Devil Wears Prada wasn't 100% fiction afterall like Anna wants us to all believe....

It seems André and Anna’s relationship started to take a turn for the worse in 2016 when he started hosting a VOGUE podcast that invited celebrity guests. The issue was that Andre was only being paid $500 per episode even though the podcast was reportedly a success. Next thing you know, it’s gone – with no explanation!

When VOGUE didn’t hit him up to do the red carpet interviews at the 2018 Met Gala (which he did annually) that’s when he knew they were trying to push him out. He said they told him the job was “beneath” him. Hmph.

”This was clearly a stone-cold business decision,” Andre wrote in the book. “I had suddenly become too old, too overweight, too uncool, I imagined, for Anna Wintour. After decades of loyalty and friendships...Anna should have had the decency and kindness to call me or send me an email saying: 'Andre, I think we have had a wonderful run with your interviews but we are going to try something new. I would have accepted that...I understand; nothing lasts forever. Simple human kindness. No, she is not capable'.

“She has mercilessly made her best friends people who are the highest in their chosen fields. Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Mr. and Mrs. George Clooney are, to her, friends. I am no longer of value to her.”

André addressed the BS. He also said what he wants from Anna now.

“Today, I would love for her to say something human and sincere to me. I have huge emotional and psychological scars from my relationship with this towering and influential woman. I wonder, when she goes home alone at night, is she miserable? Does she feel alone?”

Bloop!

The DailyMail has more excerpts from the book below: 

Talley returned to Vogue as editor-at-large where his weight carried on ballooning and one day Wintour called him and said: 'You've got to go to the gym'.

He got a personal trainer and tried the cabbage diet - where you just eat cooked cabbage -but it didn't work.

So Wintour staged an intervention with Talley's pastor and designer Oscar de la Renta and his wife, who were two of Talley's closest friends.

Wintour explained that Talley's weight was 'out of control' and he was sent for rehab at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center in his hometown of Durham, North Carolina.

Talley lost 55lbs but he put it back on and he returned to the center three times for a 'yo-yo battle I long ago realized I will never win'.

In 2016 Vogue started a podcast and Wintour announced that Talley was the host. It began as a huge success with guests like Tom Ford, Kim Kardashian, Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang.

But it was around this time things began to go sour for Talley's friendship with Wintour. He gripes about being paid just $500 for each episode of the podcast, a sum which he calls 'peanuts'.

My car service bills cost that much and more for a round-trip from White Plains to One World Trade Center', where the Vogue office is based,' he writes.

One day she treats me like a good friend and a colleague, and the next day, she treats me as if she had just handed over her keys to an unknown parking valet.

You can read more here.

Andre’s book “The Chiffon Trenches” is set to be released in September. We're def copping it.

 

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