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The Gospel According to Andre - Film Screening!
Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium (Room N101), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, First Floor of Building 66 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003
As part of the programming for the exhibition, Fashion and Race: Deconstructing Ideas, Reconstructing Identities, on view at the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleriesy from October 27 to November 11, curator and lecturer Kimberly M. Jenkins will screen the film The Gospel According to André and host André Leon Talley and director Kate Novack for a Q&A discussion. This event is made possible by the School of Fashion and is free and open to The New School community. Seating is limited, first come, first served - RSVP required.
About the film:
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. 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.
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 Wintour, Marc Jacobs, and Tom Ford, The Gospel According to André is an indispensable addition to the growing canon of fashion documentary.
Presented by Parsons School of Design.
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