Portraying his life from his debut collection through to the tragedy of his premature death, “McQueen” evokes fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s unique vision, originality and maverick sense of humour. 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.
The transformative impact of his personality and his work is captured in this documentary through never-before-seen home movies, audio tapes, “behind-the-scenes” footage shot throughout his career and intimate interviews with friends, family and peers.
★★★★ "Meticulous portrait of fashion's master of audacity" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★ "Emotionally engaging" - Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent