André Leon Talley recently quit his role as US Vogue ‘s contributing editor. He is presently Editor At Large of the recently launched Numéro Russia. There are also reports that Talley will be hosting his own late night Talk Show.
“I’ve been there for 30 years, it was a tough decision when I went to talk to Anna about this. I’m proud to say I’m going to be 64, I felt I needed more financial security as I go in my twilight age, a little bit more cash for mortgages and as I go into retirement. I took the job because I love Russia and the salary was something fabulous,” he said in an interview withWWD .
Flashback pic : Talley and Legendary Grace Jones
“Money isn’t everything but it is when you start thinking about putting money away for your retirement days…Anna was very sympathetic and understood.”
Andre Leon Talley will remain a contributor at Vogue , focusing on digital and online, but his magazine column, “Life with André”, will be discontinued. Talley put Naomi Campbell on the cover of the inaugural March 2013 issue of Numéro Russia , he’s put Naomi Campbell on the cover because she lives in Russia and is dating a Russian, Vladimir Doronin: “They have an extraordinary new house by Zaha Hadid, and I was privileged enough to see it before it was completed.”