André Leon Talley Steps Down as Editor-at-Large of Numéro Russia

Just a year after he joined the newly-launched magazine, ALT is on to the next.
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Just a year after he joined the newly-launched magazine, ALT is on to the next.
Photo: Charles Norfleet/Getty Images

Photo: Charles Norfleet/Getty Images

Just over a year ago, we heard that André Leon Talley (and his larger-than-life personality) was leaving his plum Editor-at-Large position at Vogue after 30 years to pursue another editorial venture: Taking the same position at Numéro Russia. Now, WWD is reporting that after 12 issues, he has resigned. The decision was reportedly "mutually agreed upon" between himself and the glossy's publisher, Alexander Fedotov. Our request for confirmation from Talley's rep was not immediately returned.

Lured in by a "fabulous" salary and the promise of an exciting new career opportunity -- while he enjoyed working for Anna Wintour, he felt like he'd hit Vogue's "glass ceiling" -- he joined the team shortly after the magazine launched in March of 2013.

During his tenure, Talley worked with the likes of Tom Ford and Nigel Barker on a number of provocative editorials. He told the trade, “It was a very, very exciting project and I am so proud of my work with 12 issues.” Talley has plenty of other work on his plate at the moment: He's the artistic director at Zappos Couture, and according to his agent, many luxury brands have approached him, hoping to tap into his creative vision in the future. So, what's next for ALT? Watch this space.