THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ANDRE, DOCUMENTARy, 2018
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 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
Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017, 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 Winter, Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford, The Gospel According to André is an indispensable addition to the growing canon of fashion documentary.
“A deeply loving, frequently beautiful testament to the former Vogue editor." — Andrew Barker, Variety
“Kate Novack [captures] the lightning that is André Leon Talley. You see his humanity, the sheltered boy from the segregated south of North Carolina striking out in the big city of New York" — Ronda Lee, Huffington Post
“The Gospel According to André is not just a chronicle of André’s life and epic career, but an inside look into his deeper feelings and internal journey.” — Black Girl Nerds.com