André Leon Talley Insists He Is Not “Gay”

394px-Andre_Leon_Talley_at_the_2009_Tribeca_Film_FestivalThe former Vogue Editor-at-Large who’s made appearances on America’s Next Top Model and shown sass and flair in the doc The September Issue, shares some shocking news with Vanity Fair: he’s not “gay.”

It’s not exactly an uncommon assumption, given his penchant for flowing robes and the faux accent, but the current editor of Numéro Russia reveals that he’s only ever loved women (two to be exact), and doesn’t like being called “gay.”

However, he does admit to having “gay experiences” (whatever that means), and swears that he’s never slept with a single designer in his life. OK, so no designers…how about photographers, models, editors, his hunky tennis instructor from The September Issue (watch the clip below)?

And he never said he wasn’t attracted to men in his interview, just that he doesn’t like labels.

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  • Nyruinz

    I can’t with these Queens!

  • Polaro

    Yeah, and I’m a unicorn.

  • Boricuaex

    GTFOOH!! That’s bullshit. I don’t know a single woman who would look at that face and say to him, “I want to suck your dick.”

  • Boricuaex

    Come to think of it, I don’t know too many men who would say the same thing either.

  • Tackle

    Not many gays are gonna care one way or the other about him not considering himself gay. Because he’s not young, beautiful and, you know… Consider the story about SO-CALLED straight porn star James Deen where over 30 gays posted. And the long end of what he had to say is similar to what Andre is saying.

  • LaKeishaGutierrezArafat

    Please! Every time he speaks a Prada bag comes out. And besides he is supposed to be the epitome of fashion and yet has the most horrendous outfits. He reminds me of Donatella “Janice” Versace.


    current editor of Numéro >>>Russia <<<


  • kurt_t

    For me it was really all about the tennis instructor.

  • MK Ultra

    Thanks for this.
    I needed a good laugh today

  • Robert

    Of course he isn’t. He’s a woman trapped in a man’s body…
    a very large man’s body.

  • keep it real

    Of course he is not GAY and Birds donot fly….. Yeah Right….Please

  • jckfmsincty

    And, is he also not black?

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  • sfbeast

    @jckfmsincty: you beat me to it. not gay, not black, not fat.

  • QJ201

    I don’t care what he calls himself, I call him a big obese fool.

    What woman in her right mind would take fashion advice from a caftan wearing arrogant man with a fake accent.

    And not so ironically, it’s obese people like him who contribute to the “must be rail thin” look of female models.

  • Cam

    Just another pathetic coward. Go away.

  • hf2hvit

    He may not be gay but he sure is QUEER

  • balehead

    Another effeminate delusional….cue the surprise…

  • balehead

    With awful fashion sense….so typical of queens..

  • Sweet Boy

    He´s not gay…and my mother-in-law is still a virgin

  • Kieran

    Andre appears to be a flaming heterosexual. Nothing like Rock Hudson at all.

  • elbertdijkgraaf

    It’s almost like that clip originates from Arrested Development or any other mockumentary/sketch show. You can’t take that seriously right?!

  • Vegas Tearoom

    Ahhh, yes, he is a graduate of the Luther Vandross Ecole d’heterosexualité.

  • Shadeaux

    Girl… NAW! Just stop it.

  • Becky Sharp

    Ten bucks say he’s sucking a dick at this very moment.

  • Kangol

    Miss Thing opens her mouth and oversized Birkin bags just fly out!

    Hilton Als wrote a stunning piece on Talley in The New Yorker years ago, and it made very clear that André Leon Talley was just Miss Big Ole Thing. There is not a straight bone in that Empire State Building-sized body.

    But the deeper issue is homophobia, which leads someone like ALT, who is queer as a three dollar bill, to deny against all evidence and sanity that he’s “not gay.”

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  • LeNair Xavier

    People like André Leon Talley being in the public eye scare me. They scare me by reminding me of what I could have become if I kept living in denial of myself.

    I come from a strict, anti-gay upbringing as well. To the point of such hypocrisy that if I came out as gay, I was not allowed to have same sex company over. Meanwhile, my heterosexual siblings had their significant others over. Hence how my at-the-time unwed sister and her then boyfriend conceived her youngest son in that very house.

    My point is the chains of that strict upbringing led to me taking extreme measures to break myself free from them. And that includes my porn past. If I can see that of myself, André Leon Talley needs to do the same. For he obviously has not outgrown those chains. They are still on him.

  • B Damion

    Look if he says he is not gay then he is not gay. “If someone,tell’s you who they are,believe them”. lol…I had to. LOL..this just mademy day.
    hey, we all have to live our truth. If thats his truth then..who am I to judge.

    @Tackle “Because he’s not young, beautiful and, (you forgot thin and “white”)

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