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Saturday 2 August 2014

André Leon Talley resigns from magazine editor role

Published 14/03/2014|09:34

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11:  Andre Leon Talley attends the Vera Wang Collection fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at Dia Center on February 11, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Andre Leon Talley

André Leon Talley has stepped down as editor-at-large at Numéro Russia.

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The flamboyant fashion editor has held the post for just over a year and worked on 12 issues of the magazine.

André confirmed the news and says the decision was a mutual one between himself and publisher Alexander Fedotov.

"I am honoured to have had the exceptional opportunity to work with the publisher Alexander Fedotov, and his team, in the launch of this new fashion magazine in Russia. It was a very, very exciting project and I am so proud of my work with 12 issues," André has stated, reports WWD.

Although André didn't divulge the reason for his departure, he did say that there's a possibility for a collaboration with Alexander in the future.

Numéro Russia was launched in March last year, with André coming on board for the second issue.

He left his job as editor-at-large at Vogue to work on the Russian title, though he remained a contributor for the famous fashion glossy.

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At the time of his move the former America's Next Top Model judge said his Vogue training would stand him in good stead and that he was excited at the prospect of working in the Russian market. He also joked that his new salary was "something fabulous".

"My strategy is to bring my training. I’ve been trained by the best, working closely with Anna Wintour. My university is Vogue, which is the best, top school in the world - American Vogue - and so I feel that I have definite skills to bring to Numéro Russia, something exciting for the Russian market and the Russian fashion reader that creates a human side to the fashion theme, a human narrative.

"I would love to be able to use Russia and all of its magnificence, history and culture in a special way," he previously gushed.

André also holds the position of artistic director of the online retailer Zappos Couture, a role he's described previously as a "new experiment".

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