The KSU Museum to Host Intimate Screening of “The Gospel According to André”

A long-time force in the fashion world, André Leon Talley has broken many boundaries while working over 40 years in the industry.

The Kent State University Museum will be highlighting Mr. Talley’s impressive career with a special screening of “The Gospel According to André” on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 2 – 4:30 pm in the Museum’s Murphy Auditorium. 

The film, which is presented in partnership with the KSU student organization, Fashion School Organization (FSO), takes viewers on an emotional journey starting at Talley’s roots. From growing up in the segregated Jim Crow South to becoming one of the most influential voices in the fashion world, operatic fashion editor André Leon Talley’s life and career are on full display in a poignant portrait that includes appearances by some of the biggest fashion icons including, Anna Wintour, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Manolo Blahnik and Bethann Hardison. 

Directed by Kate Novack, the film gives viewers an intimate look at Talley’s life using a wealth of archival footage, documenting some of the most important moments of his career such as when he worked for ground-breaking publications like Women’s Wear, Daily, W and Vogue.

“This film not only brings us into the amazing life story of one of the great fashion leaders of our time, but it underscores, through Mr. Talley’s astute observations, why what we wear and how we wear it matters.  His journey from his grandmother’s home in the South to the runways of the world is unique for many reasons, especially because Mr. Talley has done so with integrity and gentle humanity,” expressed KSU Museum director, Sarah Rogers.

Admission to the screening is $5 for the general public. Kent State students, faculty and staff receive free admission with a KSU ID. 

About the Kent State University Museum
The Kent State University Museum is located at 515 Hilltop Drive, at the corner of E. Main St. and S. Lincoln St. in Kent, Ohio. It features over 30,000 pieces in its collection, amassed from many generous donors. The Museum is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm; Thursday from 10 am – 8 pm; and Sunday from noon – 4 pm. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children aged 5 to 17. The museum is free for children age 5 and under and for those with a Kent State ID. Sunday admission is free for all ages. Parking is free for all museum attendees. Patrons should use the allotted Museum spaces in the Rockwell Hall parking lot. For more information please call 330-672-3450 or visit

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Brittani Peterson, marketing associate,, 330-672-2714 (office) 

POSTED: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 2:16pm
UPDATED: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 8:41pm