Person to Know: Andre Leon Talley

Who: Vogue Editor at Large Andre Leon Talley

Why: ALT is perhaps one of the most influential people in fashion today, with his thought impacting all levels of fashion- from Baby Phat to Zac Posen to Chanel.

A protege of the original Vogue Queen B, Diane Vreeland (who in her day would have had Anna Wintour shaking in her custom-made Jimmy Choo boots), he’s the only person in the world who can make a Sean John track suit look chic.  Also he’s the only person that can call out Ms. Anna Wintour (read: Ms. Anna don’t like fat people) on OPRAH NONETHELESS and get away with it.

He’s also the 6ft 8in style guru to pretty much anyone who needs style.

Where to find him: Curating this year’s Annual Oscar fashion show, writing his front of the book column as editor at large of Vogue, or hawking one of his fabulous books A.L.T: A Memoir or A.L.T. 365.