Andre Leon Talley began his career assisting Diana Vreeland at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute and later wrote for Interview Magazine and Women's Wear Daily, before joining Vogue, where he served as creative director, editor-at-large, and contributing editor for many years. In October 2011, the Andre Leon Talley Gallery opened at the SCAD Museum of Art; Talley has served as a mentor for SCAD fashion students for over two decades. Talley is the author of the books A.L.T.: A Memoir, A.L.T. 365+, and Little Black Dress. Anna Wintour is editor-in-chief of Vogue and artistic director of Conde Nast. Paula Wallace is president and founder of Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Photographer Adam Kuehl is an alumnus of SCAD. His work has appeared in publications including Little Black Dress, National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times, and Vogue.
"Anna Wintour, in her forward to the book, describes [Oscar de la
Renta's] gift as 'genius plus love.' This credo-- intelligence
wed to affection -- is apparent everywhere in this new book,
which celebrates the man, his life, his world, and his rare
"For those who were unable to visit the SCAD Museum of Art's
Oscar de la Renta tribute exhibition this spring,
this gorgeous tome provides another chance to view 70 of the
dresses that were on display-- many of whom were custom
created for private clients such as Diana Taylot and Hillary
-stylecaster.com "A mastermind in the world of fashion, Oscar de la Renta was celebrated for his fine craft and exemplary taste. Here the everlasting legacy of his stunning gowns lives on."
-THE SOCIETY DIARIES
"Famous for dressing Jacqueline Kennedy and countless other style icons in Hollywood and beyond, Oscar de la Renta made the world a more beautiful place with each of his exquisite designs. This book takes a closer look at nearly seventy iconic gowns." -Bookriot.com