André Leon Talley’s Documentary Will Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival
It's called "The Gospel According to André."
The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival is quickly approaching and we have another must-see film to add to our watch list: André Leon Talley’s documentary.
Called The Gospel According to André, the 94-minute film will make its official premiere at TIFF 2017 on Sept. 8, with Magnolia Pictures planning a spring 2018 North American theatrical release. Directed by Kate Novack, the “funny and poignant portrait” will chronicle the life of the 67-year-old former Vogue editor-at-large, and will include archival footage of André’s illustrious career, starting with his involvement in Andy Warhol’s Factory during the ’70s, according to WWD.
“André has been an unmissable fixture in the front row of fashion for as long as I can remember, but the story of how he got there has never really been told in an intimate way,” Novack explained to WWD.
Of course, plenty of fashion luminaries will be present, including Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Valentino and Manolo Blahnik. It will also touch on two important women in Talley’s life: his grandmother, Bennie Frances Davis, a maid on Duke’s campus who raised André with a strong sense of discipline and Diana Vreeland, who took him on as an assistant for a 1974 Metropolitan Museum of Art fashion exhibit and helped launch his career.
Talley’s film isn’t the only fashion documentary coming out this September — Manolo Blahnik’s documentary, Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards, is set to release Sept. 15, while Zac Posen’s documentary, House of Z, will premiere Sept. 6 exclusively on Vogue.com. Dries Van Noten will also have his own documentary called Dries, though no release date has been confirmed yet.
Looks like we have plenty of fashion flicks to add to our watch list!
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