former vogue’s fashion don dada andre leon talley checks “un-decided” on orientation boxes.
he says he isn’t gay, straight, bi, or even tri.
he doesn’t do any kind of label at all actually.
well only if it’s louie v…
Former Vogue editor and famed fashionista André Leon Talley might be a fan of many labels, but “gay” is not one of them.
The 63-year-old, who is profiled in Vanity Fair’s September 2013 issue, was asked by Vanity Fair contributing editor Vanessa Grigoriadis if he thought he was gay, even as a teenager in high school. Talley responded in the negative.
“No, no, no. I was just into my magazines and the drawings,” he said. “I had a very strict upbringing, almost puritanical. I lived there all the way through college. I was in my grandmother’s house, and I respected that!”
Talley told Grigoriadis he rejects the gay “label,” but admitted to having had some “very gay experiences.” Designers not included. “[Y]es, I swear on my grandmother’s grave that I never slept with a single designer in my life. Never, ever desired, never was asked, never was approached, never, ever bought, in my entire career. Never. Not one. Skinny or fat. Never.”
He also said he has never been in love with a man, but has been in love with two women, including an unnamed socialite whom he fell in love with after an evening of dancing in Manhattan.
he also goes on to say:
“I hate to use the words ‘gay’ and ‘straight,’ and I think we’re all on some sort of sliding scale,” the fashion mogul said during an interview with British Vogue last year. “Of course, I’m at the Richard Buckley end of the scale, but I hate that gay/straight thing.”
wouldn’t he be simply “bisexual”?
it sounds like it.
well whatever he is,
the d/l wolves claim it as well.
reading this made me think about labels.
look i have no issue with labels.
i personally like to know what i’m getting in your package.
i hate being confused.
you woke up and wanted to be a dinosaur today.
yesterday you were an ant.
the day before you were a loaf of bread.
a majority of the gay world hates labels,
but doesn’t realize they are still under a label.
being a “hybrid” is a label.
on an application,
you would check “vers” as your role.
everything has a label on it.
no matter how much you try to be different or run from it,
you are still “something”.
deal with it and sit down.
lowkey: i hate those people who get mad because i like labels.
i hate you aren’t a label.
you still label-less and single so what are you tellin me right now?