McQueen (15)

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Mirroring the savage beauty, maverick originality and vivacity of his design, this documentary reveals Alexander (Lee) McQueen’s own personal and professional world, both tortured and inspired.

As a self-described 'unremarkable' working-class boy from East London, he went on to become a global one-man fashion brand and one of the century's most iconic artists. He was a punk rebel, celebrated for overturning the silver-spoon world of Paris haute-couture and ushering in the heady, revolutionary era of ‘Cool Britannia’.

The transformative impact of his personality and his work is captured in never-before-seen home movies and behind-the-scenes footage shot throughout his career. This material is stitched together with deeply personal interviews from close family, friends and collaborators.

His fears, dreams, and obsessions are on screen for the audience to re-live along with the most memorable and iconic moments in his shows – like nothing the fashion world has ever seen before, or since. 

UK 2018 Dirs Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui 111 min

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