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Fashion designer Ralph Rucci says that the terrible attack by André Leon Talley on Anna Wintour & # 39; has opened the door & # 39; for further criticism from & # 39; the legendary Vogue editor.

Rucci, 63, took to Instagram on Sunday to praise Talley for speaking out against Wintour in his upcoming memoir, before unleashing his own tirade against the magazine queen, describing her as & # 39; evil & # 39 ;, & # 39; destructive & # 39; and & # 39; without substance & # 39 ;.

Talley, 70, was Wintour & # 39; s right man at Vogue for nearly two decades, before spending last year with the notoriously icy editor.

In excerpts of his soon-to-be published autobiography – exclusively received by DailyMail.com last week – Talley claims he & # 39; s left with & # 39; enormous emotional and psychological scars & # 39; from his relationship with Wintour, which he & # 39; s he describes as & # 39; impossible for human kindness & # 39; & # 39 ;.

Talley's attack sent shockwaves through the fashion world, but Rucci now predicts it will be the first of many.

Fashion designer Ralph Rucci says that the terrible attack by André Leon Talley on Anna Wintour & # 39; has opened the door & # 39; for further criticism from & # 39; the legendary Vogue editor. Talley (left) and Rucci (right) are pictured together in an undated photo

Talley, 70, was Wintour & # 39; s right man at Vogue for nearly two decades, before spending last year with the notoriously icy editor. He writes sincerely about his relationship with Wintour in his upcoming memoir, The Chiffon Trenches. The couple is pictured together in 2013

Talley, 70, was Wintour & # 39; s right man at Vogue for nearly two decades, before spending last year with the notoriously icy editor. He writes sincerely about his relationship with Wintour in his upcoming memoir, The Chiffon Trenches. The couple is pictured together in 2013

On Instagram, Rucci shared an old photo that showed him and Talley together before he wrote: & # 39; NOW DO YOU REALIZE that a door, which has been locked for years, for fear of retaliation for truth, is wide open.

& # 39; My dear friend and husband of such vision, intelligence and hurt (Talley) has spoken about the British woman who & # 39; s working at Vogue (Wintour) & # 39 ;.

& # 39; I am proud of him for taking this step because & # 39; there has been so much personal harm and destruction, and now others may feel safe to speak up. & # 39;

Rucci then spectacularly claimed he had talked to Talley, and the couple & # 39; e-mailed and photographed evidence & # 39; of their & # 39; evil memories & # 39; from Wintour.

The designer further proved that & # 39; many, many (other) people & # 39; have talked badly about the Vogue editor.

& # 39; I will write about what I had to do with this very, very meaningless person who didn & # 39; t deeply know that she had no substance to exist in & # 39; e areas of (former Vogue editors and staff) Snow, Vreeland, Mirabella, Orton, Weir, and so she had to iceberg to float by the sea, & # 39; Rucci wrote on Instagram.

Rucci, 63, took to Instagram on Sunday to praise Talley for speaking out against Wintour in his upcoming memoir, before unleashing his own tirade against the magazine queen, describing her as & # 39; evil & # 39 ;, & # 39; destructive & # 39; and & # 39; without substance & # 39;

Rucci, 63, took to Instagram on Sunday to praise Talley for speaking out against Wintour in his upcoming memoir, before unleashing his own tirade against the magazine queen, describing her as & # 39; evil & # 39 ;, & # 39; destructive & # 39; and & # 39; without substance & # 39;

Talley and Rucci are pictured together in 2010. In an Instagram post, Rucci described Talley as & # 39; a man of such vision, intelligence and sorrow & # 39 ;.

Talley and Rucci are pictured together in 2010. In an Instagram post, Rucci described Talley as & # 39; a man of such vision, intelligence and sorrow & # 39 ;.

He then accused Wintour of & # 39; s operation with a & # 39; satanic plan & # 39; before he tartly wrote: & # 39; It is a serious injury to the brain to realize that we have tolerated this mediocrity in our metier for almost four decades. & # 39;

DailyMail.com has reached out to Vogue publisher Condé Nast for comment.

Rucci is best known for his luxury clothing and accessories line, Chado Ralph Rucci – however he has not reached the top posts of America's fashion scene.

However, his extraordinary attack on Wintour is likely to receive significant media attention, in order to & # 39; t come in & # 39; awakened by Talley & # 39; s critical criticisms of & # 39; an editor.

The criticism can be seen in his upcoming autobiography, The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir, which was released in September.

In excerpts that were received exclusively by DailyMail.com last week, the former Vogue editor says that he was frozen by Wintour, in order to not be "too old, overweight, too innocent" ; was for them.

In excerpts of his new memoir which was received exclusively by DailyMail.com last week, Talley describes that he was frozen by Wintour, in order to make him & # 39; too old, overweight, too innocent. ; was for them. They are pictured together in February

In excerpts of his new memoir which was received exclusively by DailyMail.com last week, Talley describes that he was frozen by Wintour, in order to make him & # 39; too old, overweight, too innocent. ; was for them. They are pictured together in February

Talley claims that there is a & # 39; endless & # 39; is a list of writers, stylists and models who have thrown at their & # 39; hot & tainted heap in their powerful rule & # 39 ;.

In a burning passage, Talley, 70, writes: "She is immune to anyone other than the powerful and famous people who populate the pages of Vogue.

& # 39; She has made her best friends gracious people who are the highest in her chosen fields.

& # 39; Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Mr. and Mrs. George Clooney are, for her, friends. I no longer value them & # 39 ;.

Talley's dismissal of & # 39; court of & # 39; a woman, known as & # 39; Nuclear Wintour & # 39;, is extremely bitter about not being so close - and she made his career. That was in 1983 when Talley joined the magazine on his second attempt after Grace Mirabella, the then editor-in-chief, made him the fashion editor of & # 39; fashion. Image: The former friends at the 1999 Met Gala

Talley's dismissal of & # 39; court of & # 39; a woman, known as & # 39; Nuclear Wintour & # 39;, is extremely bitter about not being so close – and she made his career. That was in 1983 when Talley joined the magazine on his second attempt after Grace Mirabella, the then editor-in-chief, made him the fashion editor of & # 39; fashion. Image: The former friends at the 1999 Met Gala

Talley's dismissal of & # 39; court of & # 39; a woman, known as & # 39; Nuclear Wintour & # 39;, is extremely bitter about not being so close – and she made his career.

When they were at their closest, he was one of the few dozens of people who were invited to their wedding and they set up an intervention to get his weight out of control. .

Talley writes that when he started in fashion journalism and Wintour was creative director at Vogue, she became a & # 39; powerful ally & # 39; of him.

That was in 1983 when Talley joined the magazine on his second attempt after Grace Mirabella, the then editor-in-chief, made him the fashion editor of & # 39; fashion.

Talley writes that he was on his way to Wintour and she smiled at him.

The 70-year-old describes being frozen by Wintour last year because he's & # 39; too old, overweight, too cool & # 39; for them, he writes in his new memoir The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir, due out in September

The 70-year-old describes being frozen by Wintour last year because he's & # 39; too old, overweight, too cool & # 39; for them, he writes in his new memoir The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir, due out in September

By the time he got home, she had sent a note to his apartment saying: & # 39; Welcome to Vogue. I look forward to working with you & # 39 ;.

Talley acknowledges he & # 39; horrible terror & # 39; of Wintour is, not least because he has been at the same parties all the time.

Andy Warhol, a friend of Talley from his days in Magazine magazine, knew he was intimidated by her and would stab him in & # 39; ribs and say, & # 39; Oh Andre, go and say hello to Anna Wintour! & # 39;

When Wintour left the US to become editor of British Vogue, Talley became editor of Vanity Fair under Tina Brown.

Wintour hired him back when she returned to America as editor of Home & Garden magazine and brought him with her to Vogue when she became her editor in 1988.

Wintour gave Talley her old job as creative director, which made him the highest ranking of & # 39; the black man in & # 39; e history of fashion journalism and the most important male fashion writer.

At that point, he was already fast friends with designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld, who wouldn't become a close friend until they dropped out.

But his new job gave him an unusual level of prestige and respect at a time when Vogue was even more powerful than it is today.

He met royalty, took photoshoots in & # 39; houses of & # 39; e rich and famous and counted Lee Radizwill, Jackie Kennedy's sister, among his new acquaintances.

Andy Warhol, a friend of Talley from his days in Magazine magazine, knew he was intimidated by her and would stab him in & # 39; ribs and say, & # 39; Oh Andre, go and say hello to Anna Wintour! & # 39; Image: Talley with Warhol in 1981

Andy Warhol, a friend of Talley from his days in Magazine magazine, knew he was intimidated by her and would stab him in & # 39; ribs and say, & # 39; Oh Andre, go and say hello to Anna Wintour! & # 39; Image: Talley with Warhol in 1981

Wintour gave Talley her old job as creative director, which made him the highest ranking of & # 39; the black man in & # 39; e history of fashion journalism and the most important male fashion writer. At that point, he was already fast friends with designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld, who would become a lifelong friend until they dropped out. Image: Talley with Lagerfeld and Tommy Hilfiger

Wintour gave Talley her old job as creative director, which made him the highest ranking of & # 39; the black man in & # 39; e history of fashion journalism and the most important male fashion writer. At that point, he was already fast friends with designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld, who would become a lifelong friend until they dropped out. Image: Talley with Lagerfeld and Tommy Hilfiger

Talley writes that there was no transitional period when Wintour acquired it, just & # 39; bullet speed and lightning bolts ahead.

Meetings were over in eight minutes and if they went longer than 15 minutes something was & # 39; seriously wrong & # 39; went.

The first time he tried to have lunch with Wintour, they announced & # 39; let's go back to the office & # 39; before the first course had arrived.

Talley speculates that the cooks probably did not even prepare the food when they arrived, because they were so used to it.

Talley disputes some of the things that weren't featured in The Devil Wears Prada, the 2006 film about Wintour that Meryl Streep played with.

He says that in reality no one threw their coats and there was & # 39; not a vulgar language & # 39; – and you have certainly not been drunk.

But there were charges for everything and Wintour was sent to the dry cleaners except their underwear.

Her kitchen was spicy – because she never cooked.

One of her two assistants had to go to her house each morning with a copy of the big book, a mockup of & # 39; today's edition of Vogue, with flowers, gifts & all her clean clothes.

Under the protection of Wintour, Talley received major assignments such as Madonna & # 39; s first Vogue cover, shot in 1989 at her Los Angeles home.

When Wintour left the US to become editor of British Vogue, Talley became editor of Vanity Fair under Tina Brown. Wintour hired him back when she returned to America as editor of Home & Garden magazine and brought him with her to Vogue when she became her editor in 1988. Image: Talley and Wintour in 1996

When Wintour left the US to become editor of British Vogue, Talley became editor of Vanity Fair under Tina Brown. Wintour hired him back when she returned to America as editor of Home & Garden magazine and brought him with her to Vogue when she became her editor in 1988. Image: Talley and Wintour in 1996

Under Wintour's protection, Talley received major assignments such as Madonna & # 39; s first Vogue cover, shot in 1989 at her Los Angeles home (pictured)

Under Wintour's protection, Talley received major assignments such as Madonna & # 39; s first Vogue cover, shot in 1989 at her Los Angeles home (pictured)

Talley claims that Madonna introduced herself by saying, & # 39; Hi, I'm Madonna, do you want a blowjob? & # 39; Talley declined, saying he & # 39; flat & # 39; used to be.

But suddenly things changed and Wintour stopped sending him the best assignments.

Talley began to feel that he & # 39; not treated well & # 39; he stormed into Wintour's office and left, closing the door on the exit.

He moved back to North Carolina in the house he had bought for his grandmother and eventually mourned her death five years after the event through binge eating barbecue.

Talley settled with Wintour when her own mother died and he flew to the UK to be at the funeral where she broke into tears during the eulogy.

Talley stood up and & # 39; cradled her in my arms & # 39; then they ran outside – it was the only time he physically held them.

Talley returned to Vogue as editor-in-chief, where he lost his weight on balloons and one day Wintour called him and said, "You have to go to the gym."

He got a personal trainer and tried the charcoal diet – where you just eat cooked cabbage – but it didn't work.

That is why Wintour intervened with the pastor and designer of Talley Oscar de la Renta and his wife, who were two of Talley's closest friends.

Wintour explained that Talley & # 39; s weight was & # 39; out of control & # 39; and he was sent for rehab at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center in his Durham, North Carolina birthplace.

But suddenly things changed and Wintour stopped sending him the best assignments. Talley began to feel that he & # 39; not treated well & # 39; he stormed into Wintour & # 39; s office and left, knocking the door on the way out

But suddenly things changed and Wintour stopped sending him the best assignments. Talley began to feel that he & # 39; not treated well & # 39; he stormed into Wintour & # 39; s office and left, knocking the door on the way out

Talley lost 55lbs, but he put it back on and he came back to center three times for an & # 39; yo-yo battle that & # 39; t I realized long ago that I will never win

In 2016, Vogue launched a podcast and announced to Wintour that Talley was the host. It started out as a huge success with guests like Tom Ford, Kim Kardashian, Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang.

But it was around this time that things got worse for Talley & # 39; s friendship with Wintour.

He realizes that he is paid just $ 500 for each episode of the & # 39; podcast, an amount that he & # 39; peanuts & # 39;

& # 39; My car service bill bill costs that much and more for a round trip from White Plains to One World Trade Center & # 39; where & # 39; t the Vogue office is based, & # 39; he writes.

One day she treats me like a good friend and colleague, and the next day she treats me like she just handed her keys to an unknown parking lot.

Suddenly, the podcast ceased to exist and there was no explanation by Wintour that & # 39; t a & # 39; sphinx-like silence & # 39; adopted.

Talley writes that Wintour had me & # 39; so many times with this silent treatment & # 39; decimated & # 39; and & # 39; this is just the way they solve every problem & # 39 ;.

Talley spoke with Graydon Carter, the former editor of Vanity Fair, and discovered that he was not alone.

Carter probably said of Wintour: & # 39; One day she treats me like a good friend and colleague, and the next day she treats me like she just handed her keys to an unknown parking lot. & # 39;

In an extended rant, Talley writes: & # 39; Today I would love for them to say something human and sincere to me. I have tremendous emotional and psychological scars from my relationship with this towering and influential woman …

& # 39; … she loves her two children and I am sure she will be the best grandmother … but there are so many people who have worked for her and hugely emotionally scars have suffered … the list is endless. In her powerful reign she has stepped so much on a dyed and watered-down heap. & # 39;

Talley talked to Graydon Carter (pictured), the former editor of Vanity Fair, and discovered that he was not alone. Carter probably said of Wintour: & # 39; One day she treats me like a good friend and colleague, and the next day she treats me as if she had just handed her keys to an unknown parking lot & # 39;

Talley talked to Graydon Carter (pictured), the former editor of Vanity Fair, and discovered that he was not alone. Carter probably said of Wintour: & # 39; One day she treats me like a good friend and colleague, and the next day she treats me as if she had just handed her keys to an unknown parking lot & # 39;

In the spring of 2018, Talley expected to prepare for his interviews with the red carpet for the Met Gala, but no one from Vogue had contacted him.

When Talley called, he was told that such things were & # 39; under & # 39; were him, but he saw it for what it was – a not so subtle signal to leave.

He writes: & # 39; This was clearly a stone-cold business decision. I had suddenly grown too old, overweight, too cool, I imagined, for Anna Wintour.

& # 39; After decades of loyalty and friendships … Anna should have had the decency and kindness to call me or send me an email saying: & # 39; Andre, I think we've had a great run with your interviews, but we'll try something new & # 39 ;.

& # 39; I should have accepted that … I understand; nothing lasts forever. Simple human kindness. No, she is unable & # 39 ;.

Talley, who is clearly still injured, writes that & # 39; for years Anna was the most important woman in my universe & # 39; but now she had thrown him to the sidewalk & # 39; left.

I wonder if she goes home alone at night, is she miserable? Does she feel alone? My hope is that she will find a way to apologize before I die.

In October, Wintour did not want Talley to have a happy birthday like she normally did and he considered her friendship & # 39; officially past & # 39 ;.

The following month, he sent her a birthday email – she did not respond.

Talley writes: & # 39; I wonder if she goes home alone at night, is she miserable? Does she feel alone?

& # 39; Anna is so powerful and busy; they just put me out of their existence. Now she treats me like a former employee, short greetings, never anything more than perfunctory greetings & # 39 ;.

Talley called Wintour & # 39; ruthless & # 39; and writes that & # 39; the Empress Wintour has disappointed me in its humanity & # 39 ;.

With a dramatic flair, he writes, & # 39; My hope is that she will find a way to apologize before I die, or if I remain indecent before I pass by, she will look at my bed, with an extended hand in my and I say I love you. You have no idea how much you meant to me & # 39 ;. Not a day goes by when I don't think of Anna Wintour. & # 39;

In the spring of 2018, Talley expected to prepare for his interviews with the red carpet for the Met Gala, but no one from Vogue had contacted him. Talley has nothing but contempt for his replacement as the Vogue red carpet interviewer at the Met Gala last year, which appears to refer to YouTube star Liza Koshy (pictured). With bitterness, he writes, & # 39; What could this talented YouTuber offer? & # 39;

In the spring of 2018, Talley expected to prepare for his interviews with the red carpet for the Met Gala, but no one from Vogue had contacted him. Talley has nothing but contempt for his replacement as the Vogue red carpet interviewer at the Met Gala last year, which appears to refer to YouTube star Liza Koshy (pictured). With bitterness, he writes, & # 39; What could this talented YouTuber offer? & # 39;

Talley says moving Vogue to One World Trade Center is the & # 39; beginning of & # 39; was an end to the old guard like him. Grace Coddington (pictured), one of & # 39; s long-serving editors of the magazine, who previously stayed at the Ritz and got a chauffeured town car. Now she has to & # 39; in & # 39; long lines stand in & # 39; airport taxi stands in Europe & # 39 ;, writes Talley, adding: & # 39; It looks so hardscrabble and undignified & # 39;

Talley says moving Vogue to One World Trade Center is the & # 39; beginning of & # 39; was an end to the old guard like him. Grace Coddington (pictured), one of & # 39; s long-serving editors of the magazine, who previously stayed at the Ritz and got a chauffeured town car. Now she has to & # 39; in & # 39; long lines stand in & # 39; airport taxi stands in Europe & # 39 ;, writes Talley, adding: & # 39; It looks so hardscrabble and undignified & # 39;

Talley has nothing but contempt for his replacement as the Vogue red carpet interviewer at the Met Gala last year, which appears to refer to YouTube star Liza Koshy, 24.

With bitterness, he writes: & # 39; What could this talented YouTuber offer?

& # 39; Surely she didn't know what a martingale back is for a Balenciagia one-piece jacket? Or did she know that Katie Holmes & # 39; Zac Posen dress, worn with great elegance, built with great technique, was a tribute to the master architect Charles James?

& # 39; Like an extinct dodo bird. my brain, rich and full of knowledge, has been moved to the history books. & # 39;

Talley says moving Vogue to One World Trade Center is the & # 39; beginning of & # 39; was an end to the old guard like him.

Grace Coddington, one of & # 39; s long-serving editors of the magazine, previously lived at the Ritz and got a chauffeured town car.

Now she has to & # 39; queue in long lines at airport taxi stands in Europe & # 39 ;, writes Talley, adding: & # 39; It looks so hardscrabble and undignified & # 39;

Polly Mellen, who had been with Vogue for 30 years, received a retirement party in Barneys' basement, which dislocated him.

Talley calls this & # 39; ageism at least & # 39; and says that & # 39; we are the dinosaurs of Vogue, an endangered species & # 39 ;.

He says that the publishers of the Conde Nast magazine & # 39; are special in their ability to spit people out … you will be fired without a ceremony, as in & # 39; the Sun King's court … it is not a place of great empathy for humanity. & # 39;

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