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 portrait 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 time. 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, Tom Ford and Valentino, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ANDRÉ is an indispensable addition to the growing canon of fashion documentary.
“The documentary is a deeply loving, frequently beautiful testament to the former Vogue editor, who rose from humble beginnings in North Carolina to become arguably the high fashion world’s first major African-American tastemaker...” —Andrew Barker, Variety “...[U]ltimately, if you strip away the layers it's an appreciation of luxury in the way he was raised… I think he really views being well-dressed as moral issue." —Kate Novack
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