Famous Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley loves Uggs. He owns 15 pairs of the boots. He recently spoke out in defence of the polarising brand at New York Fashion Week.
Here’s what he told Styleite.com:
“When I discovered Uggs, it was a revelation. I love Uggs. Uggs can be as chic as heels for women.
Uggs are comfort shoes and it’s important to have a shoe that gives you a sense of comfort.
I have about 15 pair of Uggs — the same shoe, the same colour. And I also have the bedroom slippers. It’s my shoe of choice at this moment of 2012 — it has been my shoe of choice. I love that you noticed I’m wearing Uggs.”
The remarks are a big win to Uggs, who are trying to gain credibility with spokesman Tom Brady. While many celebrities have been photographed wearing their boots, the fashion world has generally dismissed them as tacky.
Talley got his start as Andy Warhol’s assistant. Since then he’s dressed celebrities like Jennifer Hudson and close friend Mariah Carey.
He also served as a judge on America’s Next Top Model.
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