Fashion Icon André Leon Talley Will Be Honored In Upcoming Documentary

André Leon Talley has long been a force in the fashion industry and the former editor-at-large for Vogue is now having his life brought to the big screen!

In a new documentary titled The Gospel According to André, we’ll get a closer look at how the Black editor went from a young kid who grew up in the Jim Crow Era South and often watched his grandmother dress up for church each Sunday ended up working for highly respected fashion magazines like W, Women’s Wear Daily and eventually the fashion bible itself, Vogue.

Talley is also responsible for encouraging fashion designers to include Black models in their runway shows and promoting diversity in the industry and even advised Michelle Obama on fashion when former President Barack Obama was first elected back in 2008. The former First Lady chose Jason Wu to design her inauguration gown after Talley introduced her to the designer.

The Gospel According to André, which is directed by Kate Novack and stars Talley as well as other fashion icons like Anna Wintour and Tom Ford, hits theaters on May 25.

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Watch the trailer for the film above.

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