Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A collector and fashion maven’s retreat from the chiffon trenches

Show Us Your Walls
By Ted Loos
André Leon Talley at home with Bradley Theodore’s 2014 painting of Diana Vreeland and an undated photograph of Vreeland. Below the photograph is Manolo Blahnik’s drawing of a shoe. Credit Ike Edeani for The New York Times
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — “Come in! Back here!” André Leon Talley’s voice rang out, instructing a visitor to enter his elegant white colonial here, which is surrounded by a tidy lawn and large hydrangeas. His home, where he has lived since 2005, is filled with art and baubles. Most of the items were gifts or auction purchases. Mr. Talley said that he particularly favored the sales at Doyle New York. Diana Vreeland, the late great Vogue editor, looms as an éminence blanche of sorts — the two largest pieces on one wall are depictions of her. Bradley Theodore’s 2014 painting of her hangs next to an undated black-and-white photograph. [More]