Witness the extraordinary life of fearless fashion rebel Alexander McQueen in this visually astounding & deeply moving documentary. McQueen follows the radical wunderkind from his childhood as the son of a Scottish taxi driver to his early days as an apprentice tailor, from the launch of his celebrated clothing label to his tragic and untimely death. Known for his mesmerising designs and bold creative flair, McQueen's rare genius is unpicked in intimate detail with directors Ian Bonhôte & Peter Ettedgui revealing both the tortured and inspired corners of the artist's private world.
Why You Should See This Film
McQueen manages a rare feat — effortlessly mirroring the fanciful vivacity and gothic beauty of its subject. Featuring candid interviews with McQueen's family members, close friends and fashion world compatriots, this documentary offers a definitive cinematic portrait of a consummate artist.
Presented by UTS ART
Fit for Purpose explores the economic, environmental and social conditions of fashion and centres on six international designers and collectives whose work is driving change through explorative, sustainable, ethical and collaborative practices.
The screening will be introduced by Armando Chant, a designer, researcher and lecturer in Fashion and Textiles in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at UTS. He is the curator of Fit For Purpose.
- Year: 2018
- Rating: MA15+
- Director: Ian Bonhôte & Peter Ettedgui
- Cast: Naomi Campbell, Alexander McQueen, Grace Jones
- Duration: 111 minutes
- Language: English