If you’re into Fashion, this is a name you’ve certainly heard millions of times: André Leon Talley. How about having the opportunity to witness him speak at the BAM, in Brooklyn?
Many crave the opportunity of talking to André and picking his remarkable brain when the subject is Fashion and Art, while other crave his audacious-chic style.
Well, BAM is giving us all this opportunity! We are thrilled and decided to share it with everyone!
What is BAM? ‘The home for adventurous artists, audiences & ideas.’
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.
The event is called: “André Leon Talley in conversation with Tamron Hall”.
More detail on this incredible night:
“Style icon, cultural commentator, and Vogue contributing editor André Leon Talley comes to BAM to discuss his extraordinary life and unique position as observer, critic, and participant in the spheres of art and culture.
Talley was born in the segregated South. At the age of 16, he announced that he wanted to be a magazine editor. The odds were against a young black man from North Carolina in the 1960s, but he went on to earn his bachelor’s degree at North Carolina Central University and a master’s degree in French at Brown.
In New York, he interned for Diana Vreeland, who introduced him to Andy Warhol. He worked as an editor for Warhol’s Interview magazine, then as a fashion editor for Women’s Wear Daily and, eventually, as the Paris Bureau Chief for both WWD and W.
In 1983, Talley became a writer for Vogue, and five years later was named Creative Director of the magazine, penning monthly columns, frequent features, and interviews—including the celebrated cover story on First Lady Michelle Obama in 2009.”
So, if you’re into fashion, you might want to explore the stores in the West Village, like the Brazilian Uma Store. Also, explore where the Brazilian fashionistas like Chris Pintanguy go to’s in New York City.
Date: April 12th
Location: BAM Harvey Theater – 651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
Tickets: Start at $35
Photo Credits: Courtesy of Vogue and UrbanSocialites Magazine