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André Leon Talley’s “Absolute Fave Rave” Ugg Moments

André Leon Talley remains perhaps the only person bold enough to wear Uggs while seated front-row at fashion week. After years of doing so, his dedication has paid off: The delightfully extravagant fashion fixture is now the face of Ugg’s spring 2021 campaign. He may be the most daring devotee, but Talley isn’t the only celebrity with a surprising affinity for Uggs. And as the controversial shoes have turned up on the feet of Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, and more, Talley has taken note. Here, he shares some of his favorite celebrity Ugg moments, from Williams’s Junya Watanabe boots to Zendaya’s scuffs.

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Courtesy of Instagram (@badgalriri)

“RiRi’s glamazon à la Dietrich: Her Ugg moment is without parallel, tone-on-tone nude chiffon over thigh-high. It’s Ugg couture. Rihanna makes Ugg her own, to express originality and sensuality. High fashion at the peak of a shearling Ugg.”

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“Teyana Taylor in the thigh-high, Russian-style crushed boot. It works with a cropped top and dramatic maxi coat.”

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Courtesy of Instagram (@zendaya)

“Zendaya scuffing along the broad avenues in her Ugg Scuffs—perfectly casual, yet cool. Dressed for comfort: stretch, t-shirt, and a Scuff.”

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“Lizzo—she is wow and beautiful. Her custom Ugg has great style with her Dapper Dan Gucci leggings and t-shirt.”

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Courtesy of Instagram (@kyliejenner)

“Kylie Jenner in a disco slide. It is a pink cloud of a slide and she works it in her own environment of her ultimate brand beauty empire. Ugg can be a cloud or a pillow for your feet. It’s the antidote for the towering inferno stiletto.”

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“Kendall Jenner seems to love a wardrobe of Ugg for her everyday life. The classic mini works with a serious all black lock for running around L.A., from pedicure to lunch to shopping to hairdressing.”

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“Pharrell Williams is a superhero in his great special Ugg boot, by Junya Watanabe. I want to be Pharrell Williams. He wears Chanel. He wears Ugg. He wears Vivienne Westwood. He is fashion. A true male fashion hero and a genius with his music.”