Before we begin. No this is not a Cars spin-off!
McQueen is an intimate revelation of Alexander [Lee] McQueen’s own personal and professional world, both tortured and inspired. It is a film which celebrates a radical and mesmerizing genius of profound influence and shows his rags-to-riches story as a modern-day fairy tale laced with the gothic.
As a self-described “unremarkable” 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. 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,’ as well as provoking and subverting the fashion industry in ways that often caused controversy and scandal.
Portraying his life from his debut collection through to the tragedy of his premature death, “McQueen” is a film that is said to capture his vision and unique sense of humour. Featuring home movies, audio tapes and behind the scenes footage of his career alongside interviews from close family and friends. McQueen tells the story of this iconic designer at the heigh of his acclaim and power and his shocking decision to end it all.
McQueen is in cinemas June 8