How Three Fashion Icons Shaped The Industry Beyond The Dress Or The Belt : Consider This from NPR The fashion world has recently lost three of its greats - Andre Leon Talley, Thierry Mugler and Virgil Abloh. Each man was a pioneer in his own way: Mugler and Abloh pushed boundaries as designers, Talley was a Black editor at a time when they were few and far between.

Robin Givhan, the Washington Post's senior critic-at-large, reflects on each man's influence and impact on the industry, and what these losses across the fashion industry mean.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

How Three Fashion Icons Shaped The Industry 'Beyond The Dress Or The Belt'

How Three Fashion Icons Shaped The Industry 'Beyond The Dress Or The Belt'

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(L-R) Andre Leon Talley on March 29, 2017 in New York City; Virgil Abloh at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on June 03, 2019 in New York City; French fashion designer Thierry Mugler on October 10, 2014 in Friedrichstadt-Palace theater in Berlin. Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM; Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images; Britta Pedersen/DPA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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(L-R) Andre Leon Talley on March 29, 2017 in New York City; Virgil Abloh at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on June 03, 2019 in New York City; French fashion designer Thierry Mugler on October 10, 2014 in Friedrichstadt-Palace theater in Berlin.

Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM; Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images; Britta Pedersen/DPA/AFP/Getty Images

The fashion world has recently lost three of its greats - Andre Leon Talley, Thierry Mugler and Virgil Abloh. Each man was a pioneer in his own way: Mugler and Abloh pushed boundaries as designers, Talley was a Black editor at a time when they were few and far between.

Robin Givhan, the Washington Post's senior critic-at-large, reflects on each man's influence and impact on the industry, and what these losses across the fashion industry mean.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Mallory Yu, Jason Fuller, Kelli Wessinger, Avery Keatley and David West. It was edited by Fatma Tanis, Jacob Conrad, Arezou Rezvani and Ravenna Koenig. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.