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Top International Fashion News of the Week | 23.01.22

André Leon Talley died at 73

André Leon Talley has passed away and Louis Vuitton presents the posthumous collection of Virgil Abloh. Stay up to date with the latest international fashion news of the week.

André Leon Talley died at 73

Pioneering editor, creative director and fashion icon André Leon Talley (ALT) has died aged 73. ALT began its long career as an apprentice to Diane Vreeland, legendary former editor of vogue, then worked for Interview, WWDMagic wand The New York Times. He was perhaps better known as vogues Director of fashion information from 1983 to 1987, creative director from 1987 to 1995, he was the first black man to hold these positions. Best known for his over-the-top style and larger-than-life personality, ALT was a passionate advocate for diversity in the fashion industry.

ALT died at White Plains Hospital. The day was filled with tributes to the pioneer, including Anna Wintour, Kim Jones, Naomi Campbell and Tom Ford. “It is the loss of André as a colleague and friend that I think of now; it’s immeasurable,” Wintour said. “He was gorgeous and erudite and wickedly funny – mercurial too.” Diane Von Fürstenberg wrote a tribute on Instagram. “Goodbye, my dear André…no one has seen the world in a more elegant and glamorous way than you,” she said. “No one was more moving and grander than you were…the world will be less joyous now.”

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Louis Vuitton presents Virgil’s latest collection

Louis Vuitton presented the late Virgil Abloh’s latest A/H collection at Paris Fashion Week. Abloh died in November 2021, before his latest collection was released. The posthumous menswear show was dubbed “Louis Dreamhouse” and featured angels, dancers and gender blurring. The pieces included white garments, long dresses, streetwear and distorted accessories.

Abloh was named creative director of Louis Vuitton in 2018. His first collection was inspired by The Wizard of Oz, a reference he made in the final collection. “There’s a circular aspect to it, so it goes back to some things that were surprising in the first show (in 2018)…there are other metaphors that he’s always used: there’s the house metaphor , the boy metaphor,” said Michael Burke, CEO of Louis Vuitton.

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Gaspard Ulleil, Chanel ambassador and actor, has died

Gaspard Ulleil has passed away. The French actor and Chanel ambassador was involved in a skiing accident in the Alps. The 37-year-old was the face of Chanel’s men’s fragrance, Bleu de Chanel. “It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of Gaspard Ulliel,” read a statement from Chanel. “For 12 years, he was an ambassador for Chanel, but above all, he was a close friend of the house. We were lucky to have by our side all these years a person endowed with great culture, [he is] immense talent and unparalleled kindness. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. »

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Rhuigi Villaseñor is the new creative director of Bally

Bally has appointed Rhui Villaseñor as its new creative director. Villaseñor is the founder of Los Angeles-based streetwear brand Rhude. His role includes artistic direction of the brand and will oversee the direction of the SS23 collection. “Over the past three years, we have redefined our positioning,” shared Bally CEO Nicolas Girotto. “At this moment of transformation, and having found the right champion in Rhuigi, we are ready to take Bally to the next level. I entrust Rhuigi, a talented visionary, to continue to evolve the contemporary relevance of our brand. and accelerate growth while preserving Bally’s core values.

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