Ian Bonhôte , Peter Ettedgui / , 2018 / 111 min.
An intimate portrait of the extraordinary life, work and talent of fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who died by suicide in 2010. Interviews with friends and family, archival images, visuals and music form an authentic tribute to an inspired but tormented fashion visionary.
There was little indication that Alexander McQueen, son of a cabbie from Stratford, East London, would conquer the fashion world with his high-profile, spectacular and raw fashion shows.
Documentary filmmakers Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui show the road travelled by the East End boy and how his work relates to his family background, his complex personality and the special place he occupied in the world of couture. They spoke to the people with whom McQueen worked, his sister, nephew and many others who played a role in the stormy career of a prodigy.
The film shows footage of the spectacular shows with which McQueen - until 2001 also head of fashion house Givenchy - became famous, such as 'Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims', 'Highland Rape' and 'Plato's Atlantis', his last show, which he dedicated to best friend and muse Isabelle Blow.
Ian Bonhôte , Peter Ettedgui