McQueen

McQueen

McQueen

Documentary on late British fashion genius Alexander McQueen, featuring interviews with friends and family and footage of his spectacular, sometimes disturbing, shows. 

"London Eastender Lee Alexander McQueen started his career as an apprentice at Saville Row, before his rag-trade aunt put up the money for him to study at Central Saint Martins. The influential stylist Isabella Blow (who persuaded him to use his middle name, Alexander) championed McQueen after seeing his graduation show. By 27, McQueen was head designer at Givenchy. He went on to win British Designer of the Year four times. His controversial shows made headline after headline. Behind the scenes, he drove his staff too hard, abandoned close friends, and tragically lost his way. This stunning documentary is an appropriately lavish and multifaceted celebration of his life and boundary-pushing creations." (Sydney Film Festival)

2018Rating: MA15+, Strong coarse language110 minsUK
Documentary
Director:
Ian BonhôtePeter Ettedgui (feature debuts)

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McQueen / Reviews

Vulture

Vulture

Bonhôte and Ettedgui are blessed with intimate, candid interviews with many of the people who worked closest with McQueen, as well as archival interviews with his late muse and booster Isabella Blow and his beloved mother Joyce.

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Time Out

Time Out

This intelligent, honest documentary explores McQueen's complex personality without getting tacky or tabloidy, or ignoring his dark side.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

[A] sombre, thorough, intelligent and informative documentary...

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Stuff

Stuff

An excellent, enlightening look at British fashion's enfant terrible.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

This appropriately flamboyant film explores McQueen's humble beginnings, his inspirations, his tight knit band of collaborators, his creative process and the violent brilliance of his work.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Rather than relying solely on archival footage, this well-sourced documentary is laced with anecdotal stories from friends and family who give an emotional account of the troubled artist.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

In the crowded field of fashion docs, this one stands tall.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A solid if, given its subject, oddly workmanlike doc, this makes a very good case both that the fashion world had a genius on its hands, and that they didn't have a clue what to do with him.

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