Alexander McQueen documentary released

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A new film exploring the life and career of late British designer Alexander McQueen has been released.

‘McQueen’ premiered at London’s Picturehouse Central earlier this month with a live Q&A even with members of the designer’s family, friends, and colleagues.

The feature length documentary follows the designer from his early days growing up in the East End in a working class family through his rise to stardom as one of the country’s most accomplished and controversial fashion designers, concluding with his tragic death in 2010.

The movie includes never-before-seen home movies, audio tapes, and behind-the-scenes footage shot throughout his career.

Film-makers Peter Ettedgui and Ian Bonhôte curated content from over 32,000 photographs and 200 clips of archival footage, VHS home movies and rare interviews.

The archive footage is linked together with interviews with friends and family including his sister Janet, his assistant Sebastian Pons, and Isabella Blow’s husband Detmar.

McQueen is currently on general release at cinemas in the UK.

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