André Leon Talley’s upcoming memoir, “The Chiffon Trenches,” has riled up one other Condé Nast alum.
Former Self-importance Truthful author George Wayne informed Web page Six the writer paid him pennies for his in style column after which tossed him apart — simply as Talley claims it did to him.
“My wage was peanuts. They have been charging six figures a month to promote throughout from my web page, and my wage per yr was half of what they have been charging per 30 days!,” Wayne informed Web page Six. “André’s catharsis has triggered considered one of my very own.”
In “Trenches,” Vogue veteran Talley claims Condé Nast was incapable of seeing “the world by way of black eyes.” “He’s proper. I used to be by no means handled pretty — even André by no means helped me,” mentioned Wayne, who’s Jamaican.
“He by no means despatched me a observe or supplied something, however I perceive … He by no means mentored any of the black children at Condé. I hate to speak in black and white, however information are information.”
Wayne has since launched his “Georgie Whirl” podcast and is penning a novel. A rep for Condé Nast didn’t remark.