“Andre Leon Talley says Anna Wintour is not capable of human kindness” links

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Andre Leon Talley spilled all the tea on Anna Wintour in his new memoir. [Dlisted]
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  1. Gigi La Moore says:

    Which wasn’t a problem until he became the target.

    • Mumbles says:

      When I saw that headline yesterday my mouth dropped because for years they seemed joined at the hip. And you’re right, it’s not that she was nice all those years and then suddenly became a monster. She must have been pretty mean the years they were sitting next to each other at all those events.

      • Dali says:

        @Mumbles, agreed, he knew her but he expected that she would treat him different. That’s always the problem with mean people, as long as they are your friends, you are ok with their behaviour. And suddenly your the target buhuu. Sorry not sorry. Its a very superficial business, if you surround yourself with people like this, don’t expect anything.

      • Sasha says:

        It’s been my experience that when you are kissing a mean girls’ ass (meaning, putting up with their crap, day in-day out) they will not go for your throat.
        That doesn’t mean that they’re ‘nice’ to you and you do see how that mean girl treats everyone else. If your income or association is a necessary evil, for whichever reason, you put up with it for just so long but it eats you up inside.
        It doesn’t mean that you’re okay with their behavior or ever were.
        Been there.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      I thought the same thing, Gigi.

    • VS says:

      Why does she have to be nice? why is it required of women to be nice? Is she asking people to marry her?

      Trump is president of the USA, yet no one has asked whether he is nice; It matters more that he could his job but the guy is a freaking idiot!

      Same type of shit Hilary had to deal with it! is she competent at what she does? if she is not abusing people, nowhere in anyone’s job requirement, it is written “be NICE”!

      • Dali says:

        Same with Victoria Beckham, for years she wasn’t very liked because she never smiles, i mean?? Wtf? Guys rarely smile in pictures and are considered cool but women have to be nice, look cute and SMILE ALL THE TIME!! if not, we must be awful humans. I didn’t care much about victoria but the criticism and judgement of her personality based on her smile was really annoying. She’s obviously an insecure woman but that’s her problem, not mine.

      • mer says:

        There’s a difference between not being nice, and being emotionally abusive towards your employees. Anna seems to lean toward the emotionally abusive side of the spectrum. You can be a tough, exacting boss, and still treat your underlings with basic human courtesy, see Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, or Elizabeth Warren.

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      • VS says:

        @mer — as I said [ if she is not abusing people, nowhere in anyone’s job requirement, it is written “be NICE”! ]

        You wrote “Anna seems to lean toward the emotionally abusive side of the spectrum” —- “seems” which means you have never met her or even been in her vicinity; everything you have heard about her is through the lenses of others.

        We can all make assessment about someone laziness or greed or hard work or shallowness, unless you can prove Anna has abused anyone, everything you have written falls “below” speculation.

        If I need to repeat it again, Anna is one of the most powerful people in Fashion; for her to achieve that, she had to be tough, work hard, make the right connections and sometimes be cutthroat; that’s life!!!

  2. Haha says:

    Probably true about most people who find themselves at the helm of a gross industry

    • VS says:

      Fashion is a gross industry? I guess as opposed to any other industry out there……….oh the moral high ground we like to stand on….

      • Louise says:

        Yes, child slavery and animal cruelty, bitch.

      • VS says:

        @Louise ——- in English that means what exactly? the more you interact with people online, the more I see why people like Trump and BJ are whom they are…..

      • paranormalgirl says:

        Did you just seriously call someone a bitch for posting their dissenting opinion? Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

    • Deering24 says:

      Oh, please, VS. Fashion has devolved into making 98% of the population feel like shit because they don’t look like the genetically-lucky 2%. Instead of providing functional, stylish clothes that everyone can wear, the industry concentrates on elitism and making the “beautiful” feel superior to everyone else. Fashion wasn’t always like this—designers like Claire McCardell made clothes all types would look good in. Hell, even Chanel democratized clothes-wearing so that nice clothes were no longer exclusive to the rich. Wintour is directly responsible for accelerating the industry’s emphasis on lookism and impossible exclusivity. And that’s before we get to her treating her employees like garbage.

      • VS says:

        I see that personal responsibility is dead!!! there is always someone to blame for one’s own decision to read or do whatever in their own damn life……. that’s ok; I guess that’s why the world works the way it does: exceptional vs average

      • A.Key says:

        Anna Wintour is not responsible for lookism, LOL, wtf. That’s just human nature. We are all inherently more drawn to better looking people.
        Her treating her employees as garbage is a completely different matter though.

  3. Nev says:

    Despite them keeping company all these years it must hurt to be discarded. After watching his docu he came from really humble beginnings and rose to the fashion top. It never feels good to be shaded by someone you once thought was a mentor or friend, especially if they lifted you up to begin with.

    • Lee says:

      That is so true. I was wondering what happened to him, though I cancelled my Vogue subscription years ago. That must be truly heartbreaking for him. I am going to look up his documentary as I never saw it. He seems like a gentle giant, caring and loving too.

  4. Tiffany says:

    Naw, sorry Chris Nolan, you and WB are gonna have claws out over this and that might be better than the actual film.

    Charge me the $20.00 to watch it on my flat screen. You know you were gonna get my money anyway.

  5. Sam the Pink says:

    Eh, if Tim Gunn is to be believed (and I believe him) Talley is as obnoxious and entitled as anybody else in the industry. I don’t put much weight in him criticizing anybody else.

    • Murphy says:

      Exactly what I thought. When I read this headline I was like “and you are?!”

    • horseandhound says:

      I agree. andre is nothing better than anna. he is as elitist, as arrogant and I’m sure he’s as rude to people as anna. I don’t feel sorry for him.

    • justwastingtime says:

      I stopped caring about Vogue at about age 30 – which was a long time ago. That being said, totally agree, seems like they are both unpleasant.

    • Mel says:

      I’m pretty sure her mean girl behavior only became a problem when she turned it on him…….

  6. Lee says:

    I am extremely curious about this new show, The Fords, as I have been left feeling quite less than enthusiastic about most remodeling shows on HGTV. Most shows feel like that they are unrealistic in their finished products and I have read of lawsuits regarding double the allotted budget and faulty finishes. I wish I could find truthful renovating shows.

    • North of Boston says:

      I’ve been enjoying Unsellable Houses, which features siblings (twin sisters) in Washington.

      Though, to be honest, on that show, as on many of the other home improvement shows on HGTV and elsewhere, it seems the most important things are
      a) having a bucket of cash to throw at the renovation and
      b) having a moderately competent contractor who will show up with a crew and necessary tradespeople when they are supposed to and do the work in a reasonable time frame.

      Unless you yourself are a builder/carpenter/plumber/electrician and have access to the right equipment, you’re not going to get far without someone who is capable of doing the work and willing/able to show up and do it.

    • M says:

      Home Town is the best show going on HGTV right now. They’re in Laurel, MS which means it’s very modest budgets. Erin and Ben actually do a lot of the work but don’t try and claim they do everything (unlike the Gaines fam). They are an adorable couple to boot.

      • Scollins says:

        Have to disagree about Hometown. That woman is cloying like no other. It’s nauseating, gazing up at her man with practiced doe eyes and syrupy fake voiced insincere comments, ick ick ick. Their designs are a bore, like my grandmother’s generation small town attempts at Early American. Many of Ben’s special pieces he makes himself are clumsy.

  7. Miumiiiu says:

    I knew nothing about this until reading it (so I wasn’t the audience anyways) but though Liza is cute I don’t see why they pulled in someone not from fashion to replace him. (I do know him a bit from when I watched antm.) Why not keep him , an industry veteran, somewhat of an icon instead of replacing him with someone who is young and popular right now. Liza has her charms but I’m not certain she’ll be a lasting star like superwoman may be. Since Anna is old too and assumably proud of her life’s work Idk why she would do it to someone who is similarly old and experienced. I’m sure she’s kind to some people though, if not her coworkers, I just think her work decision makes no sense. If shed have replaced him with Gisele , maybe that would make a bit of sense…

  8. emmy says:

    I don’t understand people like him. So she never directed her ire at you but you saw what she was capable of. Do these people really think it can never hit them? Of course it can. I just don’t understand.

    • minx says:

      Exactly. They tolerate it until they’re the target, and then they act surprised? Not much sympathy from me.

      • Jules says:

        yuppers. and the fashion industry as a whole right now just feels really …. unnecessary and over the top.

      • damejudi says:

        Didn’t everybody read Blubber by Judy Blume in middle school?

        It’s great being with the Mean Girls until the script flips, and you’re the one in their crosshairs.

  9. Miss Gloss says:

    Something I want to leave behind us forever post-pandemic are asshole celebrities. Without their hair, make up, script writers and everyone else helping them, I just say that I’m not impressed. They are acting weird on camera and have not exhibited anything remotely resembling charisma, talent or the like. Why are they our Gods again? So done. They sit there and whine how we are all in this together and how hard it is being cooped up in their mansions or showing off their ridiculous gourmet ice cream supply in their expensive $20k refrigerators while people are literally starving…cough…Pelosi. Madonna…cancelled. Gaga…cancelled. All the Windsors…GTFO of here. And with that said, hearing these diva stories at a time like this…I have zero room for garbage people in my world. They aren’t better than anyone else and I’m finding they are actually far worse trash human beings with zero real compassion regardless of what charities (tax havens) they “support.” I’m done. I’m far more interested in the people who offer some humanity, support and love at a time like this. The locals. The small business owners. The salt of the earth people. They are where it is at. Not these terrible humans that everyone seems to want to worship. I think we leave them behind during this pandemic. It’s been a rude awakening for me.

    • Jules says:

      I completely agree. And if we want to play the game of kylie is a self-made billionaire… she could donate MILLIONS upon millions, and she wouldn’t even notice it.

  10. Someone says:

    Maybe she doesn’t need to be seen as kind. Maybe for her it’s enough to be great at what she does.

    • Elizabeth says:

      She’s not great, she is very conservative and repetitive.

      • Fleur says:

        Yes, she’s not great at what she does. She’s old school, thin-promoting, white-promoting elitist.

        I am so sick of her.

    • Melissa says:

      She really was great…in her time. Time has passed her by, which will happen to most of us, I never entertained the thought of AW as a kind, gentle, soul. I always knew she was a ragged bitch who cut everyone that got within her edges. But in her day, she was absolutely great at what she did.

  11. Nyro says:

    I like ALT but there was a time when he was known to be not so nice as well. He and Anna were two peas in a pod at one time. Her ugly attitude and legendary snobbery was apparently all good until he got kicked out of the cool kids club by the queen bee.

  12. Alex says:

    Anna and the Queen are two people that everyone will applause for being cold and reptilian but they are an INSTITUTION, so it’s cool I guess.

  13. Nibbi says:

    Whoa I wonder what happened there- I don’t know what’s up with ALT’s departure from the scene or what happened; will have to go sniff that out. I will say tho that lately, between her Masterclass series and little glimpses here and there, say an appearance on James Corden’s late night show wherein she played “spill your guts or fill your guts” with him, and her recent stint on Naomi Campbell’s YouTube channel, that she seems kinda more human, kinder than she’s always been painted to be. She’s a powerful woman, to be sure. Perhaps “the Devil Wears Prada” took her down a notch or so, and she’s lately been trying to soften up in public a bit? I don’t know, she just seems a lot more likeable now that she’s more public. I doubt he’s pure as snow.

  14. Meredith says:

    Why wouldn’t you want to watch live streams of zoos? I’m on the explore.org site every day, it’s my escape!

    • Scollins says:

      I love any baby animal steams from eaglets in their nests to panda babies. And that adorable baby hippo, Fiona.

  15. Veronica says:

    Woman who was the inspiration for a book called “The Devil Wears Prada” maybe not the nicest person: News at 11

    You can’t spill the tea if you’re the one holding the kettle, ALT.

  16. spittair says:

    Bwahahah. But your duvet-wearing-behind didn’t have a problem with it when you were sitting front row at fashion shows next to her – until you were cast out, did you Andre? Classic example of someone thinking they were untouchable after turning the other cheek while they got theirs. He was just as ruthless and snobby as she was.

  17. Scollins says:

    I love ALT with his lux graduation gowns. As he worked among the supposed gods of upper fashion his voice was most relatable with his historical knowledge. Wintour has never held my attention in any way other than recent disgust at her welcoming the garbage West Kardashians. To me that is her legacy.

  18. Scollins says:

    Recently discovered a home design show called Bargain Mansions with Tamara Day and would happily pay her to design my home. Modern warm designs, updated traditional features with vibrant bursts of color.

  19. Adrien says:

    We haven’t forgotten that brown Oscar dress bolero, ALT.

  20. Sipping Royal Tea says:

    I like ALT but I’m rolling my eyes so hard at this because I think he and Anna Wintour are two bitchy peas in a pod that just don’t mess with each other anymore. I know he hasn’t been doing well financially since he left Vogue and his name doesn’t carry the same weight in the fashion world so while I believe what he’s saying I’m also shrugging my shoulders.

  21. Samab says:

    A stupid egotic calling out another stupid egotic

  22. David says:

    Bahahaha. When ALT would visit his SCAD office, you could only look his assistant in the eye and by no means interact with Andre. But, I guess he has books to sell.

  23. gabby says:

    I always thought for someone who are leaders in the fashion industry, both Anna and Leon
    need a fashion coordinator. Both always wear awful clothes that do not compliment them.

  24. Peter says:

    She probably always viewed him as fat and tacky. Fort a while he was probably useful. Then he wasn’t.

  25. Peter says:

    Also i don’t know why he wears muumuus.

  26. A.Key says:

    The more I read those whining cringe worthy excerpts the more I understood why she got rid of him…