Alexander McQueen's rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic.
Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate revelation of his own personal and professional world, both tortured and inspired, which celebrates a radical and mesmerizing genius of profound influence.
Portraying his life from his debut collection through to the tragedy of his premature death, McQueen evokes Lee his unique vision, originality and maverick sense of humour, captured in never-before-seen home movies, audio tapes and behind-the-scenes footage shot throughout his career. This material is stitched together with deeply personal interviews from close family, friends and collaborators and cinematic original material that takes us on a journey into McQueen’s mind. His fears, dreams, obsessions, desires and nightmares 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.
Running Time: 1hr 51mins
BBFC Advice: 15
Director(s): Ian Bonhôte & Peter Ettedgui
Country of Origin: UK
Year of release: 2018