The Alexander McQueen Film Is No Fashion Puff Piece

McQueen, out this Friday in the UK, is a fashion film that succeeds where so many others have failed. Fashion features have a tendency to get starry-eyed, hustling to secure glamorous ‘talking heads’ interviews with celebrities who wore the designer’s clothes, top photographers who shot them and influential editors who featured their work, but who didn’t necessarily know the person very well. Co-directed by relatively lesser-known directors Ian Bonhôte (known for music videos and fashion ads) and Peter Ettedgui (who had previously worked on films about George Best and Jean Vigo), the masterstroke of McQueen is the narrow focus on McQueen’s family – his mum, sister and nephew – and the small group of people he worked closely with to create the ‘Alexander McQueen’ of fashion legend.

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