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The Official Trailer For The Alexander McQueen Documentary Is Here!

It was only a matter of time before we were graced with a teaser for the eagerly anticipated Alexander McQueen biopic, McQueen. That’s right, we’ve been blessed with a trailer for the documentary. Directed and produced by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui.

Who is Alexander McQueen?

Lee Alexander McQueen CBE was an everyday bloke with an extraordinary talent. British designer Lee took the fashion world by storm with his creativity, flair and romanticised view of the grotesque, garish and sinister.

British fashion designer Alexander McQueen dances down the catwalk to the applause of his models and audience. Fashion Week, February 27, 1998. 

The documentary aims to showcase the behind-the-scenes magic. The artistry and theatrical spectacles that McQueen turned fashion shows into will be dissected and discussed.

Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.

Models stare at audience from inside an asylum-like glass box, SS01

The trailer showcases some of McQueen’s most iconic moments. Everything from the SS10 Platos Atlantis collection where we first saw the Armadillo shoes and robots livestream the catwalk to the AW06 show where we saw a futuristic hologram of an etherial Kate Moss.

“If you leave without emotion, I’m not doing my job properly, I want you to feel repulsed or exhilarated.”

McQueen runway
Robots spray painting a model, AW06

The documentary aims to give us all a look at the man behind the magic. McQueen will take a deeper look into the meanings behind some of McQueen’s the world’s most iconic runway shows.

The film wants to explore his working-class routes and how he became one of the most influential men in the most elite realms of the fashion industry.

A model circled with flames in a cult-like fashion, AW98

The documentary is said to be released in cinemas on the 8th of June. This should give you all plenty of time to watch back at some of Alexander’s most iconic runway shows, furthermore, it will be a treat.

Harry J Bartlett

Digital Content Creator, lover of fashion, drag queen connoisseur and all around phenomenal human being. If I had to describe myself in 3 words I would say; Gorgeous, Talented and Humble.

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