Kate Novack’s intimate portrait, The Gospel According to André takes viewers on an emotional journey from André’s roots to becoming one of the most influential fashion curators of our times.
Variety Magazine says of the The Gospel According to Andre, "Kate Novack offers a loving and absorbing documentary tribute to fashion tastemaker Andre Leon Talley."
"I don’t live for fashion, I live for beauty and style.” So says haute couture eminence grise Andre Leon Talley in the opening seconds of Kate Novack’s The Gospel According to Andre, and the director takes those words as gospel. The documentary is a deeply loving, frequently beautiful testament to the former Vogue editor, who rose from humble beginnings in North Carolina to become arguably the high fashion world’s first major African-American tastemaker, as well as the type of multi-lingual, Russian-lit-citing public intellectual who is perfectly at ease gossiping on TV.
This event is organised by Somerset based not for profit WhereWestBegins and we are lucky to have a brilliant panel of fashion experts.
Dr Benjamin Wild teaches, talks, and writes about cultural dress and history for Sotheby’s, Bloomsbury, Thames and Hudson and The V&A Museum.
Lynne Franks OBE was the cornerstone in setting up London Fashion Week
Dr Helen Walter lectures at Plymouth University, and has studied the history of dress and fashion in the construction of the identity.
DIRECTOR: Kate Novack
CAST: André Leon Talley, Anna Wintour, Tamron Hall.
RUN TIME: 94 mins
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