André Leon Talley has put his feud with Vogue editor Anna Wintour aside this week and rushed to her defense against charges of racism at the fashion mag.
Talley — who was once Wintour’s trusted No. 2 — supported her Wednesday against a New York Times exposé that revealed bigotry at Vogue, even though he recently blasted her as a “colonial broad” who is steeped in “white privilege.”
“Anna made history by making me the first African American male EVER to be named as creative director of Vogue, in 1988. She crashed the glass ceiling,” he wrote on Instagram, along with an image of them at the Met Ball in 1999.
“From there, the possibility of Sir @edwardenninful became the first black male to EVER become editor in chief of Vogue UK.”
The fashionable Talley also recalled what they wore that night.
“In the realm of possibility of forgiveness, yours truly, in Tom Ford, custom, by @gucci and Dame Anna Wintour in Galliano couture @dior climbing the stairs to the Met Gala…those were the halcyon days when we were at the apex of the high fashion world. We were our younger better angels.”
The post was liked by Edward Enninful and designers including Marc Jacobs, who added: “Possibility is all we have. And luckily that is a lot. Possibility allows for hope.”
Talley’s show of support comes after he ripped Wintour in his recently released memoir “The Chiffon Trenches” for firing him from working at the famous Met Gala in favor of a young YouTuber. He wrote Wintour is “not capable” of “human kindness.”
In an interview about the book, he said Wintour is “a colonial dame, she comes from British, she’s part of an environment of colonialism. She is entitled and I do not think she will ever let anything get in the way of her white privilege.”
In the Times exposé, Wintour copped to acting poorly when it comes to issues of race.
“I strongly believe that the most important thing any of us can do in our work is to provide opportunities for those who may not have had access to them,” she said.
“Undoubtedly, I have made mistakes along the way, and if any mistakes were made at Vogue under my watch, they are mine to own and remedy and I am committed to doing the work.”
Talley had also praised his former boss for putting Naomi Campbell on the cover of the coveted September issue — saying it would go some way to healing wounds.