From the segregated American South to the fashion capitals of the world, operatic fashion editor André Leon Talley's life and career are on full display, in a poignant portrait that includes appearances by Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Bethann Hardison, Valentino, and Manolo Blahnik.
André Leon Tally 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 style. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ANDRÉ takes viewers on an emotional journey from his roots growing up in the segregated Jim Crow South to become one of the most influential tastemakers of our time.
Weaving together a wealth of archival footage from the most glamorous moments in fashion history, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ANDRÉ also draws fascinating, unexplored connections, between the elegance of André’s beloved grandmother and the Black Church of his youth, and his iconic, barrier-breaking work at publications like Women’s Wear Daily, W and Vogue.
Produced by the team behind 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 a funny and poignant portrait about a man who is much more than a stylish sound bite.
'Absorbing. Deeply loving,frequently beautiful.' Variety
'Inspiring, entertaining and hilarious.' BGN
'The most essential fashion documentary since Bill Cunningham New York.' Filmexperience
Winner: Best Documentary Melbourne Queer Film Festival