The Gospel According to André
André Leon Talley has been a fixture in the world of fashion for so long that it's difficult to imagine a time when he wasn't defining the boundaries of great style. Kate Novack's intimate documentary takes viewers on an emotional journey from André's roots growing up in the segregated Jim Crow South to become one of the most influential tastemakers and fashion curators of our times.
Novack's film draws fascinating, heretofore unexplored connections, between the elegance of André's beloved grandmother and the Black Church of his youth and his later iconic, barrier-breaking work at publications like Women's Wear Daily, W and Vogue. Weaving together a wealth of archival footage from the most glamorous moments in fashion history with André's poignant reflections on his life and career, The Gospel According to André is a cinematic monument to one of the most unique figures of 20th century American culture.
Produced by the team behind The First Monday in May and Page One: Inside The New York Times, this is an indispensable addition to the growing canon of fashion documentary.
'The Gospel According To André…is worth discovering, if only to experience a world that most of us generally view from afar. André is a fascinating character and Novack’s documentary gives us a close up and personal look at this charming man.' afilmlife.com
'A captivating, unique form of ‘The American Dream’ that is both inspiring and honest.' Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller, Edinburgh49.org
'A cinematic ride.' The New York Times
Distributor: Thunderbird Releasing