The Gospel According to André

Opens Friday, June 22
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1hr 34mins // directed by:Kate Novack // featuring:André Leon Talley // CC, Assisted Listening

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, 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 DailyW 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.

"Kate Novack’s slick and exhilarating The Gospel According to André, a documentary about legendary African-American fashion critic and magazine editor André Leon Talley, unfolds, appropriately enough, like the pages of a fashion magazine." — Peter Keough, Boston Globe


"A thoughtful meditation on the life and career of fashion guru André Leon Talley." — April Wolfe, Village Voice


"A rags-to-custom-caftans story that holds universal appeal, whether you know your Badgley Mischka from your Mischa Barton or not." — Ryan Porter, Toronto Star