Iconic designer Alexander McQueen inspires three biopics

The 2010 death of fashion designer Alexander McQueen remains an inspiring figure. But three films about his life and professional achievements are in the pipeline.

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Alexander McQueen is a legend of the fashion industry. The British designer graduated from Central Saint Martins, where his love for fashion could develop. His graduation collection caught the attention of the famous stylist Isabella Blow, that the entire collection was bought and McQueen would support to make it in the fashion world. “He is a wild bird and I think he can clothes wings,’ said Blow ever about her protégé. Her suicide in 2007, was a heavy blow for the designer.

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In less than ten years time, the McQueen one of the most respected fashion designers in the world. In 1996 he was recruited as creative director of Givenchy, where he remained until 2001. He created costumes for artists such as David Bowie and Björk, and knew four British Designer of the Year Awards to redeem. Tickets for his shows were sought after by all fashion lovers because of their spectacle and creativity. His style can be described as a mix of classic craftsmanship and avant-garde, romance, and raw energy.

Nine days after the death of his mother Joyce, who died because of cancer, suicide Alexander McQueen committed suicide. Are anxiety disorders, depression, and excessive drug use got the upper hand.


It is therefore not surprising that the designer the inspiration for several films. Currently, there are three biopics about McQueen in the making.

Director Ian Bonhôte focuses with ‘McQueen’ in the personal journey of the famed designer, including his time as an apprentice on Savile Row. The scenario was pegged by Peter Ettedgui, which is the well welcome documentary ‘Listen to me, Marlon about Marlon Brando wrote.

Furthermore, it is also the biography ‘Blood Beneath The Skin” by Andrew Wilson filmed by director Andrew Haigh. Actor Jack O’connell, who you may know from ‘Unbroken’ or ‘Money Monster’, gets under the skin of McQueen. The story of this film tells of the turbulent and creative months for the iconic fashion show of McQueen in 2009, which he dedicated to his mother.

In the biopic ‘The Ripper’ is the friendship between the fashion journalist Isabella Blow and Alexander McQueen highlighted. Maven Pictures brings film and Gesha-Marie Bland wrote the script.

It’s not the first films about Alexander McQueen. Louise Osmond directed earlier ‘McQueen and I’, also about the relationship between Blow and McQueen.

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