So much of what happens within the fashion industry can still seem like quite a mystery to those watching from outside. But with a growing number of intimate documentaries that pull back the veil, that’s slowly changing.
Perhaps you’ve already seen The First Monday in May, which speaks to the making of the glamorous and exclusive Met Gala; Unzipped, a true ’90s classic filled with every icon model of the time; or The September Issue, the film which arguably made the entire world appreciate the great Grace Coddington in a whole new way. But here’s what to watch next: The Gospel According to André.
As announced yesterday, the former Vogue contributing editor and most famous cape-wearing fashion week attendee, André Leon Talley, is getting the full Hollywood treatment with his own documentary to be released next year by Magnolia Pictures.
Citing Talley’s remarkable rise in the industry and career-long mission to diversify fashion through the inclusion of more designers and models of color, the film will take a closer look at Talley’s story, both professional and personal. Naturally, Anna Wintour, as well as designers Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg, and Valentino Garavani will all make cameos in the film, as well.
The Gospel According to André will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival next month but will be more widely released to the public come next year. Add it to your watch list, and if you’re still late to the game on fashion documentaries, check out these suggestions on where to start.
Opening image: Rex