The Gospel According to André

(USA/2017-directed by Kate Novack)

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. The Gospel According to André takes viewers on an emotional journey from André’s roots growing up in the segregated Jim Crow South to becoming one of the most influential tastemakers and fashion curators of our times.

The 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. 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 made 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. (93 min.)

 

Black History Month programs are made possible by the generous support of Arn and Nancy Tellem.

This event is produced in partnership with the Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art. 

 

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