Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
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 ANDRE 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 ANDRE 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 ANDRE is an indispensable addition to the growing canon of fashion documentary.
PG-13, 94 min.
"Vivacious. A long-need examination of a fashion legend." - POV Magazine