The official trailer of McQueen, a compelling new documentary looking at the extraordinary life and career of Alexander McQueen.
On February 11, 2010, the world lost designer Alexander McQueen in a sudden and heart wrenching fashion. The late English fashion designer has been memorialized through the Savage Beauty art exhibit at The Met and V&A Museum, a play written by James Phillips entitled McQueen, and is now memorialized in film through a documentary by Bleecker Street, premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend, on April 22nd.
Directed by Ian Bonhôte and co-directed/written by Peter Ettedgui, McQueen is a look into the life, career and work of Lee Alexander McQueen. We learn more about McQueen through interviews with his closest friends and family, as well as recovered archives, visuals and music, all of which create a portrait of the designer.
Born in London in 1969, McQueen received his Master’s Degree in fashion design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 1992 and shortly after launched his namesake label after stylist Isabella Blow bought his graduation collection in entirety.
Between designing for his label, he served as chief designer of Givenchy from 1996 to 2001, designed tour wardrobe for David Bowie, as well as the coat Bowie wore on the cover of his album Earthling, and collaborated with Björk for her album Homogenic.
A voice over in the trailer says, “No one discovered Alexander McQueen, McQueen discovered himself.” And nothing was the same.