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Gird your tear ducts, folks: André Leon Talley wrote a personal essay about his beloved grandmother for the Huffington Post. In case you doubt the waterworks potential of the former Vogue editor's words, it's titled "Unconditional Love: Remembering My Grandmother" and recounts his first trip to New York, during which she wore her best black suit from the '40s. We haven't seen ALT be this sweet since he interviewed Quvenzhané Wallis. [HuffPo]