McQueen 15


Please note: This was screened in June 2018

Ian Bonhôte
Alexander McQueen
111 mins, 2018, UK
"My shows are about Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll. It's for the excitement and the goosebumps. I want heart attacks. I want ambulances" - Alexander (Lee) McQueen

Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of its subject's designs, this intimate documentary tells the remarkable story of groundbreaking fashion designer Alexander (Lee) McQueen.

McQueen’s rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale laced with the gothic. A working-class boy from East London, he harnessed his demons and went on to become a global one man fashion brand and one of the most iconic artists of the century. How did this punk rebel overturn the silver-spoon world of Paris haute couture, ushering in the heady, revolutionary era of ‘Cool Britannia’? And why, at the height of acclaim and power, did he shockingly put an end to it all?

Featuring personal archives extending back to the earliest days of his career as well as never before seen home movies and interviews, this is a vivid portrait of a tortured - but inspired - auteur's work and persona.