Alexander McQueen was a name uttered quite often at one time on the red carpet of numerous award shows. His design ranged from the macabre to immaculate, stunning, conversational piece fashion that was truly as unique as the man who created this walkable art.
Produced by Bleecker Street Media and directed by Ian Bonhote and Peter Ettedgui, McQueen sheds light on the humble beginning of this young, ambitious designer, his relationship with Givenchy and how his unique style was fostered, developed and ultimately became his undoing.
Like so many before McQueen, it’s that diamond in the rough brilliance which drives them mad and isolates these artists into a world that becomes inescapable.
The emotional investment the audience walks away with is totally unexpected, yet makes you understand the avant-garde approach to producing some of the most talked about and historical fashion show spectacles to date.
I had the opportunity to speak with Directors Ian Bonhote and Peter Ettedgui “Listen to Marlon” Review: Listen To Me Marlonwhere they spoke fondly of Lee (as he was so affectionately called), Tiffany Haddish and McQueen as a human being whose impact socially on the world through fashion is undeniable. Be on the look out for that interview in the next few days.
Strangely emotional while viewing this film, I wholeheartedly bonded knowing what it’s like to be different, creative and bullied. None of those things stopped me and they definitely didn’t halt the success of Alexander McQueen, who was not only a stirring force in the fashion world, but in life.
Bonhote and Ettedgui very respectfully recount his career through the eyes of who knew him the best – his sister Janet and his nephew Gary leaving no stone unturned regardless of how uncomfortable it may be.
The McQueen documentary is an elegant, cinematic love story to a man, who had everything, but the one thing he wanted the most. Someone to love and someone to love him back unconditionally. Produced by Salon Pictures and Misfits Entertainment, McQueen is open in theaters now.