Hollywood is currently in mourning over the sudden passing of Andre Leon Talley, who died after suffering a heart attack, at 73, on Tuesday.
Hours after the tragic news broke, Kerry Washington, Paris Hilton and Cardi B paid tribute to the trailblazing fashion journalist across social media.
‘Oh Andre! Heaven is not ready for you darling!!!!!! The whole afterlife is going to be just too fabulous now,’ the Scandal actress, 44, captioned a sweet throwback of them hugging.
Saddened: Cardi B and Paris Hilton paid Kerry Washington hours after the devastating news reached their attention. tribute to the trailblazing fashion journalist across social media
“Ugh!” she said. Your blessings were upon us Sir! Your charm and humor, as well as your flair for finding the unusual, have blessed us. Your starlight will so shine from the heavens, that you will become a true star.
“We will look up at you forever. With awe. And with gratitude. The mother-of-2 concluded, “Rest in Peace #AndreLeonTalley.”
Hilton, 40, reacted to the former creative director and editor-at-large of Vogue magazine’s death by sharing a photo of them on her Instagram Story.
Hilton (40) grieves the loss of her former editor-at-large and creative director of Vogue Magazine. She shared a picture of them in an Instagram Story.
Surprised: Octavia Spencer tweeted: ‘I am sad to hear of Andre Leon Talley’s passing. I send my condolences to his family.
‘An unapologetic force within fashion, the world became a little less fabulous today,’ influencer Olivia Palermo tweeted. ‘Rest in fabulousness André Leon Talley’
Heartfelt tribute: Milla Jovovich paid homage to her late friend on Instagram with a beautiful message and vintage photograph of them
Agonizing loss: Viola Davis directed a message to the late star, telling him to ‘rest well king’ with a red heart emoji
‘RIP @AndreLeonTalley,’ she wrote on the photo with a sad face with a single tear running from one eye and red heart emoji.
Meanwhile, Octavia Spencer tweeted: ‘I am sad to hear of Andre Leon Talley’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.’
‘I’m sorry to say the extraordinary #AndreLeonTalley has died. He was such a force, & believed in the magic of Fashion & its illusions with all his being. His life was a saga of great highs, great lows, the dramatic, the ridiculous, and the endless pursuit of beauty. Love & RIP,’ Broadway legend Bette Midler tweeted.
‘I’m sorry to say the extraordinary #AndreLeonTalley has died. He was such a force, & believed in the magic of Fashion & its illusions with all his being. His life was a saga of great highs, great lows, the dramatic, the ridiculous, and the endless pursuit of beauty. Love & RIP,’ Broadway legend Bette Midler tweeted
What a legacy: Actress Niecy Nash reflected on the ‘impression’ the icon left ‘on anyone that crossed his path’
He’ll be missed: Andy Cohen called Andre ‘an incredible person who lived an incredible, groundbreaking life’
A clubhouse regular: Cohen agreed with a fan that the legend was one of his favorite guests on his show Watch What Happens Live
Looking back on past conversations: Broadcaster Tamron Hall tweeted a photo with him on her daytime talk show
Olivia Palermo, an influencer, tweeted: “An unapologetic fashion force, the world became less glamorous today.” ‘Rest in fabulousness André Leon Talley’
Journalist Sunny Hostin called the news ‘devastating’ and told followers she ‘adored André Leon Talley’ and described him as a ‘legend.’
Niecy Nah, Actress, thought about the impact the icon had on anyone who came across his path.
Journalist Sunny Hostin called the news ‘devastating’ and told followers she ‘adored André Leon Talley’ and described him as a ‘legend’
‘Rest in peace,’ David Alan Grier, 65, tweeted
Deborah Cox (Canadian singer-songwriter) also made her condolences
‘His talent and contributions to the fashion industry will be cherished and remembered,’ she wrote on the microblogging site.
Milla Jovovich honoured her deceased friend by posting a touching message and a vintage picture of the two on Instagram.
‘I can’t believe what a force of nature has left us today. Andre Leon Talley was such an incredible artist, but he was also one of the most genuinely wonderful humans I’ve ever met,’ the Ukrainian-born supermodel wrote.
Goodbye: Nicole Ari Parker of Just Like That… called the stylist the most creative, bright king’
Derek Blasberg recalled that “Noone told a tale like Andre Leon Talley.” His inflections, intonation and hand gestures were remarkable. He was able to spin fairytales out of any sleeve or ruffle. He was fashion-conscious. He broke barriers’
There are so many fond memories. Diane von Furstenberg posted a sad message to her friend, saying: “Noone saw the world more elegantly and glamorously than you did.”
She continued: ‘Always there with the most beautiful smile and open arms, he was so sweet and kind, always so gracious and I imagine the term “fierce” was coined after meeting him.’
‘I feel so lucky to have been embraced in his warm glow so many times in my career, because good people are few and far between in this business and you’re much more likely to meet a scowl when going places than his ever present, all encompassing loveliness. Andre, I am sending you my deepest love. It was an honor and a privilege ❤️’ the 46-year-old singer went on.
Nicole Ari Parker, actress of Just Like That… wrote that stylists were ‘the most imaginative and brightest kings’.
“Thank you” for all your kindness. On her Instagram Story, she wrote: “Rest peacefully. Fly home.”
‘Andre Leon Talley—an icon. Rest in fabulous and fashionable power,’ Samson tweeted
Another wonderful legacy: Other people reflect upon the icon’s “mark” on the world
A longtime supporter: Fern Mallis, who served as the executive director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America from 1991–2001, shared a photo with the ‘fashion icon’