Andre Leon Talley On Racism In The Fashion Industry

Diane Von Furstenberg & Andre Leon Talley

Diane Von Furstenberg & Andre Leon Talley

Former American Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley, feels that when it comes to casting decisions for fashion week, designers should not be the ones to blame. Although he "applauds the effort of Hardison, Campbell, Iman and the diversity coalition",  he has formed friendships with many of the designers accused of racism and says "his friends are not racists":

 "The designers are not racist . . . The designers are world class sophisticated people. It’s not the designer that’s racist; it’s the system that’s racist. It’s the system of intolerance. It’s silent, it’s asleep, it’s dormant, and it’s a nightmare. It’s not a dream achieved.”

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