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Anna Wintour can be seen for the first time since the tragic death of Andre Leon Talley

Anna Wintour was spotted for the first time since the tragic death of Andre Leon Talley last week when she attended the Paco Rabanne Paris Fashion Week Show on Sunday.

The editor-in-chief of Vogue, 72, who recently paid tribute to her “complicated relationship” with Andre after his death from a heart attack last Tuesday, made a gloomy impression when she arrived at the show.

She wore a black leather jacket and berry-colored knee-high boots, along with a scarlet scarf as she attended the star-studded show.

Sighting: Anna Wintour was seen for the first time since the tragic death of Andre Leon Talley last week at the Paco Rabanne Paris Fashion Week Show on Sunday

Sighting: Anna Wintour was seen for the first time since the tragic death of Andre Leon Talley last week at the Paco Rabanne Paris Fashion Week Show on Sunday

Last week, Anna paid tribute to Vogue editor-in-chief Andre, calling him a “wonderful” friend — amid mounting pressure and criticism over her silence and after many took to social media to condemn her for her treatment of Talley.

Talley, a fashion icon, died Tuesday of a heart attack at a hospital in White Plains, New York.

A source close to Wintour told DailyMail.com she felt she couldn’t rush because she needed time “to prepare a statement that reflected the loss of someone who had been one of her closest friends and confidants for decades” .

1643028747 17 Anna Wintour can be seen for the first time since

1643028747 17 Anna Wintour can be seen for the first time since

Friends: The editor-in-chief of Vogue, 72, who paid tribute to her “complicated relationship” with Andre, aged 73 after his death from a heart attack last Tuesday, made a gloomy impression when she arrived at the show (pictured together in 1999)

In the statement, Wintour said Talley’s loss is “immeasurable” and she will miss him despite their “complicated past.”

The pair’s longstanding friendship came to an abrupt end when she apparently froze him for being “too old, too heavy, too uncool,” he claimed. In his 2020 memoir, he wrote that he suffered “tremendous emotional and psychological scars” after Wintour made comments about his weight, and in a torrid passage wrote: “She is immune to anyone other than the powerful and famous who run the pages.” from Vogue… . I’m no longer of value to her.’

But on Wednesday morning, Wintour’s tribute to Talley said: ‘Andre’s loss is felt by so many of us today: the designers he enthusiastically encouraged each season and who loved him for that; the generations he inspired to work in the industry, seeing a figure who pushed boundaries and never forgot where he came from; those who knew fashion and Vogue simply because of him; not to mention the many colleagues over the years who were consistently encouraged by Andre’s every new discovery, which he would loudly and eloquently discuss – no one could get people more excited about the most seemingly insignificant fashion details than him.

1643028749 249 Anna Wintour can be seen for the first time since

1643028749 249 Anna Wintour can be seen for the first time since

After that: He worked with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour for several years and developed a close friendship with the notoriously frosty editor, until she froze him for being “too old, too heavy, too uncool” (pictured in 2020)

“Even his flood of colorful faxes and e-mails was a highly anticipated event, something we all looked forward to,” she said.

‘Yet it is the loss of André as my colleague and friend that I am thinking about now; it is immeasurable.

‘He was magnificent and erudite and extraordinarily funny—mercurial too. Like many decades of relationships there were complicated moments, but all I want to remember today, all I care about is the brilliant and compassionate man who was a generous and loving friend to me and my family for many, many years, and whom we all will miss so much.’

Duo: Talley had apparently reconnected with Wintour in recent months, seen here together in 2014

Duo: Talley had apparently reconnected with Wintour in recent months, seen here together in 2014

Duo: Talley had apparently reconnected with Wintour in recent months, seen here together in 2014

Vogue confirmed that Talley died of a heart attack on Tuesday at age 73. Houston Chronicle that he had died of complications from the coronavirus. She added that he had underlying health issues related to his weight.

COVID is known to cause permanent heart disease in patients and can cause small blood clots to form in the heart, says Johns Hopkins University.

Talley is remembered as a driving force behind Vogue’s success and was the magazine’s long-acclaimed creative director and American editor-in-chief during the 1980s and 1990s.

Icon: Talley started his career in fashion at the age of 28 after finding a job as a reporter at Women's Wear Daily (photo 2020)u

Icon: Talley started his career in fashion at the age of 28 after finding a job as a reporter at Women's Wear Daily (photo 2020)u

Icon: Talley started his career in fashion at the age of 28 after finding a job as a reporter at Women’s Wear Daily (photo 2020)u

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