The must-see teaser for the new Alexander McQueen documentary is here ahead of its big Tribeca Film Festival debut this weekend, and it looks MAGNIFICENT! So many LEWKS! God, I miss him!
Showing in the Picturehouse Central in London from June 8th, the film, directed by Ian Bonhôte and written by Peter Ettedgui, paints an authentic portrait of the legendary designer through exclusive interviews with his closest friends, collaborators, and family, footage of his most boundary-breaking fashions shows as well as arresting visuals and archive audio.
The 111-minute film spans the breadth of McQueen’s prolific career, from his fashion beginnings after graduating from Central Saint Martins in 1992 and his appointment at Givenchy in 1997 to the pinnacle of his oeuvre, such as his spring/summer 1999 show, when Shalom Harlow stepped out onto the catwalk in a strapless white dress, before being rotated slowly on a revolving circle as she was sprayed with paint by two robotic guns. The film also explores McQueen’s final years as a designer before his suicide in 2010.