- From the segregated American South to the fashion capitals of the world, operatic fashion editor André Leon Talley’s life and career are on full display, in a poignant portrait that includes appearances by Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Bethann Hardison, Valentino, and Manolo Blahnik.
André Leon Tally 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 portrait, The Gospel According to André 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 who brought viewers The First Monday in May and Page One: Inside The New York Times and featuring commentary from fashion luminaries including Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford, The Gospel According to André is an indispensable addition to the growing canon of fashion documentary.
- This new André Leon Talley documentary looks amazing
- As far as New York icons go, André Leon Talley is a heavy-hitter. From his early days at Andy Warhol’s Factory in the 1970s to his rise to Vogue’s editor-at-large, Talley has been a revolutionary in style as well as one of the first prominent black voices of the industry. The forthcoming documentary The Gospel According To Andréchronicles the life of Talley, starting fans at his childhood in the segregated south to his rise as a sartorial treasure, and includes interviews from fashion staples Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Valentino, Manolo Blahnik, and more.