Friday, April 10, 2009
For the Love of the FuZz: Andre-Leon Talley
Now what I love about the Vouge editor is he's very comfortable in his own skin. In today's style world, theres soooooooooooo many do's and don'ts, wills, and won't's until they lose themselves in their own ideology. And yes what is style without ideology. But people really start to look and feel uncomfortable with themselves when they get tangled up in rules. Andre on the other hand embraces being flamboyant and flashy. Wearing tuns of Louis Vuitton, croc skin coats, and mink stols. I mean he's even not afraide to break out with a dashiki(sounnds like two men I know) on the red carpet!!! The man has great balls. Call him what you want to call him. He takes black and ugly as ever however, and makes it classy and respectable. Which makes a lot of people wonder, how can a man who dresses like this, be recognized as a prominent and respectable figure in the fashion world? Specially in a feild where the wrong style choice or statement may cost you your career. But some how he still commands respect. And at the end of the day, thats what it's all about. Throwing caution to the wind and doing what you feel.