The Gospel According to André
Explore what makes iconic fashion editor André Leon Talley tick in this doc, a palette of inspiration from beginning to end.
Beneath the folds of his capes and kaftans, André Leon Talley possesses the heart of a fascinated child, who grew up going to church surrounded by men and women in their Sunday best. It was in Durham, North Carolina where the larger-than-life fashion editor, who later made his name at Vogue, found his truth: ‘I don’t live for fashion, I live for beauty and style.’
Decades later, Talley’s truth has been evangelised to and through other editors, models and designers alike. Although he’s now an industry titan, director Kate Novack takes her audiences back to meet the young man who discovered his first Vogue in the local library. It’s a humbling look at a man who brought beauty and glamour beyond barriers.
Cast & Credits
As a producer, writer and director, Kate Novack has employed documentary to delve into New York City’s many facets, from its food industry with Eat This New York (2004) and Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven (2007), to its journalism universe with Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011). The Gospel According to André is her first solo directorial feature.
Kate Novack, Andrew Rossi, Josh Braun
André Leon Talley, Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs
*Official Selection, Tribeca FIlm Festival 2018
*Official Selection, Endingburgh International Film Festival 2018
*Official Selection, Seattle International Film Festival 2018