The Gospel According to André chronicles the life and career of André Leon Talley, former Vogue magazine editor-at-large and one of the fashion industry’s and New York culture’s most influential icons. Directed by Kate Novack, the film offers unprecedented access to Talley — the imposing, if improbable, fashion landmark, forever steeped in style history. Beginning his career at Andy Warhol’s Factory in the 1970s before climbing the ranks of the New York fashion editorial world, Talley made a lasting impact by pushing to include African-American models and designers in such major publications as Women’s Wear Daily, W, and Vogue magazine. Today, his judgment is sought by top designers, stylists, and celebrity clientele. Featuring fashion luminaries such as Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Valentino, and Manolo Blahnik testifying to André’s gifts, the film traces his journey with rich archival footage that summons multiple eras of stylish and outlandish clothing.
BGN gave a glowing review of the documentary when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. The film is directed by Kate Novack (Page One: Inside The New York Times) and produced by Kate Novack, Andrew Rossi, and Josh Braun.
The documentary features interviews with: André Leon Talley, Anna Wintour, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Valentino Garavani, Isabella Rossellini, Manolo Blahnik, and Graydon Carter.
Check out The Gospel According to André in theaters May 25th.