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McQueen (2018)

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The life and career of fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen: from his start as a tailor, to launching and overseeing his eponymous line and his untimely death.


Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui (co-director)


Peter Ettedgui
Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Bernard Arnault Bernard Arnault ... Self
Joseph Bennett Joseph Bennett ... Self
Detmar Blow Detmar Blow ... Self
Isabella Blow Isabella Blow ... Self (archive footage)
Katy England Katy England ... Self
Tom Ford ... Self
Magdalena Frackowiak Magdalena Frackowiak ... Self
Jodie Kidd ... Self
Alexander McQueen ... Self (archive footage)
Gary James McQueen Gary James McQueen ... Self
Janet McQueen Janet McQueen ... Self
Joyce McQueen Joyce McQueen ... Self (archive footage)
Kate Moss ... Self
Michelle Olley Michelle Olley ... Self
Sebastian Pons Sebastian Pons ... Self


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 McQueen's own world, both tortured and inspired, which celebrates a radical and mesmerizing genius of profound influence. Written by Salon

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A Documentary on the Life of Lee Alexander McQueen See more »

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Rated R for language and nudity | See all certifications »

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McQueen designed for celebrities like Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, Victoria Beckham, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katie Holmes, Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Kate Bosworth, Aimee Mullins, Patsy Kensit, Catherine (Kate) Middleton, Mikhail Gorbachev and Charles, Prince of Wales. See more »


Sebastian Pons: [about Lee Alexander McQueen] One thing he used to say - paranoia will destroy ya.
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McQueen documents the artistic successes and personal failures of a creative genius.
11 January 2019 | by TheMovieDioramaSee all my reviews

Admittedly, I had absolutely no idea who Lee Alexander McQueen was. Incredibly naive of me, but the fashion industry is one that remains undivulged. Suffice to say after watching this beautiful documentary, I now understand why McQueen was viewed by many as a fashion master. A young craftsman fulfilling his passion and becoming the best designer out there. Quite simply inspirational. Chronicling the various collections that McQueen designed, this documentary chronologically explores how his artistry evolved over time and how he brought through his personal life into his work. A young uneducated boy living in Stratford quickly utilises his entrepreneurial personality to pursue his hobby for tailoring. Starting off as an apprentice in Saville Row and rapidly working for Givenchy years later. His talent and skills were only possible through one fiery trait. Passion. What Bonhôte and Ettedgui's documentary does best is capture his expressive collections and relate them to his personal life. Take the "Highland Rape" collection for example. A controversial show that ensured McQueen made a statement to the world of fashion. Then there's "Voss" that, whilst technically excellent, conveyed his darker emotions. A manifestation of the sheer amount of work he put himself through that unfortunately, mixed with mental instabilities, lead to his early demise. The documentary allows you to connect with McQueen not by excessively exploring his early life, although some further development should've been included, but by viewing his work. The narrative is segmented by various tapes, each one indicating a collection and a turning point in McQueen's life. As the film progresses, his confidence increases and the garments become more extravagant as he explores various themes, such as "Plato's Atlantis" depicting the human anatomy through futuristic evolution. The greatest statement a fashion designer can make is conveying their personality through their work. And the passionate McQueen did that sublimely. A beautiful documentary.

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English | French

Release Date:

8 June 2018 (UK) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$98,873, 22 July 2018

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