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 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.
Directed and Produced by: Kate Novack
Produced by: Andrew Rossi
Executive Producer: Roger Ross Williams
Producer: Josh Braun
Executive Producers: Bob Acree, Lindsey Acree, Daniel Pine, Ken Novack and Marianne Novack
Starring: André Leon Talley, Anna Wintour, Tamron Hall, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg, Whoopi Goldberg, Valentino, Manolo Blahnik, Maureen Dowd, Fran Lebowitz, Eboni Marshall Turman, Will.i.am, Steve Stoute, Valentino Garavani, Norma Kamali, Bethann Hardison, Betty Catroux, Ralph Rucci, George Malkemus, III, Isabella Rossellini, Tonne Goodman, Graydon Carter, Andre Walker, Catherine Marron, Yvonne Cormier, Anne Taylor, Wanda Garrett, Bruce Weaver and Reed Evins