UGG SS21 ’FEEL ____.’ Campaign starring André Leon Talley
UGG® has always been an emotional brand because of how it makes you feel. The unequivocally legendary fashion journalist, best-selling author and longstanding supporter of the UGG® brand, André Leon Talley stars in the next chapter of FEEL ____., an ongoing series featuring icons who tell inspiring stories about their lives, their work and what fuels their creativity.
“UGG is comfort food for my feet,” said André Leon Talley, fashion journalist and author of The
Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir. “It is smart. It is cosy. It is power-packed with style.”
“André Leon Talley is an inspiration. His story has been told many times, quite rightly, because his achievements are unique and significant,” said Andrea O’Donnell, President, UGG® and Koolaburra by UGG® of Deckers Brands. “He has been a fan of the UGG brand for some time and we are super fans of his. Not only did he change the fashion industry and make his mark on modern-day culture, but he did so by being unapologetically himself.”
Taking place on the front porch of his home in White Plains, New York, the UGG® brand’s Spring/Summer 2021 campaign shows fashion legend André Leon Talley candidly sharing stories and memories of his upbringing in the south and his illustrious career trajectory in the fashion and publishing industry. Always one to know and speak his mind, Talley unabashedly directs the campaign photoshoot, requesting exotic props and orchestrating his colleagues to position his treasured one-of-a-kind portraits.
Seen front row at all the global Fashion Weeks throughout the years in his trusted UGG® Classic Short boots, the brand’s newest campaign features Talley in heritage styles like the Neumel and Tasman slipper—personifying the feeling and emotional connection only UGG® can offer.
André Leon Talley was the Vogue’s fashion news director from 1983 to 1987 and then its first Black creative director from 1988 to 1995. In May of 2020, he published his second memoir titled The Chiffon Trenches: A Memoir about his humble beginnings and influential career at the helm of fashion, backdropped by experiences with racism, prejudice, and bias. An iconic tastemaker, Talley represents a spirit, sensibility, intellect, and attitude that never goes out of style.
Feel is an inherent part of the UGG® brand’s DNA and what it delivers. From what began in the Autumn/Winter 2020 season with the brand’s partnership with Hammer Museum’s Made in L.A. biennial, FEEL. is the unifying theme with a variety of stories that support it. To explore FEEL ____. featuring André Leon Talley even further, please visit UGG.com/eu