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Our initial instinct was to get André Leon Talley a cape for his birthday. We’d happily schlep a box that’s nearly too big to carry to the former Vogue editor and current artistic director of Zappos Couture. But, on second thought, it’s not the famous cape that we’re excited to celebrate on André's special day (okay, it’s not just the famous cape); it’s the unparalleled personality who inhabits it, sits front row at Fashion Week in it, and glides his way down a Met Gala red carpet like fashion royalty in it. It’s André and his every ALT-ism that makes today special, and the reason we ultimately chose GIFs over gifts.
To honor the fashion icon, we're channeling a bit of his endearing and commanding presence in 10 reactions that will change your response game forever. Next time you need to bring out your inner André, just consider it the sincerest form of flattery. Just be sure you deliver each eye flutter and arm gesture with the utmost vim and vigor.
Happiest of birthdays, André! Here's to another 65 years.