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SouthBound Replay: Andre Leon Talley on Fashion, Glamor, And Preserving His Childhood Home


Here’s a holiday gift from us here at SouthBound: a replay of our 2018 interview with fashion icon Andre Leon Talley.

Talley grew up in Durham, North Carolina, and from the time he was a child he was obsessed with the world of fashion. It baffled his schoolmates and many of his family members, but he persisted, and made his way into Andy Warhol’s inner circle and onto the pages of Vogue as its editor-at-large.

I thought of him as we were thinking about what episode to run here on Christmas Day. One of the things I think about, when I think about the holidays, is how they draw many of us back home, and conjure up memories of how we grew up. Those memories are still a powerful thing for Andre Leon Talley, and that childhood home still matters a great deal to him. As you’ll discover.

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Show Notes:

Music From This Episode:

  • French Provincial - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
  • One Size Fits All - Leggo Beast
  • Another Term For - Miwon

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SouthBound is a production of WFAE. Our host is Tommy Tomlinson. Our audience engagement manager is Joni Deutsch, and our main theme comes from Josh Turner.


Tommy Tomlinson has hosted the podcast SouthBound for WFAE since 2017. He also does a commentary, On My Mind, which airs every Monday.