In new book, Ex-Vogue editor André Leon Talley says Anna Wintour is "not capable" of "human kindness"

Written by on April 24, 2020


Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)Ex-Vogue editor André Leon Talley is apparently not mincing any words about his former Vogue boss, Anna Wintour, in his upcoming memoir The Chiffon Trenches.

According to Page Six, Talley, who was the editor-at-large at Vogue for decades, has accused Wintour of being “ruthless” and “not capable” of “human kindness” in his new book due out in September.

Talley says his relationship with Wintour eventually fell off because she felt like he was “too old, too overweight, too uncool.” Instead, he says Wintour prefers the company of A-listers such as George and Amal ClooneySerena Williams and Roger Federer.

“She is immune to anyone other than the powerful and famous people who populate the pages of Vogue,” he said.

The fashionisto also noted that in 2018 Wintour made the abrupt decision to replace him as the Met Gala red carpet correspondent, giving the job to a then-22-year-old YouTuber named Liza Koshy.

“After decades of loyalty and friendship…Anna should have had the decency and kindness to call me or send me an e-mail saying: ‘André, I think we have had a wonderful run with your interviews, but we are going to try something new,’” he wrote. “I would have accepted that … I understand; nothing lasts forever.”

“Simple human kindness. No, she is not capable,” he continues.“I wonder, when she goes home alone at night, is she miserable? Does she feel alone?”

According to Page Six, Wintour has not yet commented on his book.

The Chiffon Trenches comes out on September 8.

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