Dir. Ian Bonhôte & Peter Ettedgui • 2018 • USA • Documentary • 111 mins • Cert 15
Born and raised in East London’s working-class Stratford neighbourhood, nothing in the background of Lee Alexander McQueen hinted at his future. The youngest of six children, Lee might have been expected to become a cab driver like his father. Instead, McQueen’s fierce romanticism and punk poetry helped create 1990s-era “Cool Britannia,” a celebration of youth culture in the U.K. For perhaps the first time since the Swinging Sixties, a lad from the East End of London could — and did — become one of the most original and influential artists of his time.
A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of designer Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, McQueen is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary.
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