In The Gospel According To André, A Fashion-Industry Legend Goes Back To His Roots
Disciples old and new are readying for the rapture that is The Gospel According to André, the forthcoming feature-length film about American Vogue’s former editor-at-large, André Leon Talley. What’s refreshing about Kate Novack’s documentary, which premieres in the US on May 25, is that she dwells less on Talley’s famously flamboyant pronouncements on high fashion, and more so on his upbringing and the quiet haven of his elegant house and garden in White Plains, New York.
We visit his childhood home in North Carolina, where he was raised by his strict, churchgoing grandmother; hang out with his former schoolmates; and learn about the path of dedication and study he followed to become an authority on aesthetics. This André is not simply the pharaoh of fabulosity — he is reflective, poignant, and heartfelt. Get a first look at the film’s trailer, above.