Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

An Alexander McQueen film is in the pipeline

mcqueen.jpg

A biopic about legendary British designer, Alexander McQueen, is in the works.

According to Deadline Hollywood, who broke the news, the film will be directed by Andrew Haigh. Haigh's film, 45 Years, has been nominated for a best actress award at this year’s Oscars, for Charlotte Rampling’s role.

The film will be produced by Damian Jones (The Iron Lady) and the script will be penned by Playwright, Chris Urch – based on Andrew Wilson’s biography of the late designer, Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin.

The news comes after the astonishing success of the Savage Beauty exhibition – a retrospective of McQueen’s designs at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art that came to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 2015, attracting close to 500.000 visitors.

Kate moss and Alexander McQueen, 2002

Kate moss and Alexander McQueen, 2002

Last year also saw the play, McQueen, about the designer’s imaginary muse, open at London’s St James’ theatre.

One of the most renowned designers in British history, east London born Lee Alexander McQueen was the son of a cab driver, and started his career as an apprentice on Savile Row, where he learned the tailoring skills that would play such a pivotal role in his later designs.

He went on to enrol on the prestigious fashion design MA at Central Saint Martins, and launched his eponymous line in 1992, deciding – on the direction of his friend, Isabella Blow – to use his middle name.

In 1996 McQueen became Creative Director of French couture house, Givenchy – a post which he held until 1996.

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear Spring / Summer 2010

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear Spring / Summer 2010

McQueen was known for his ground-breaking designs that combined classic tailoring and heritage fabrics with deconstruction techniques and punk influence. His garments were expertly constructed and deeply romantic at times, and he dressed iconic figures including David Bowie, Daphne Guinness, Isabella Blow – and even Prince Charles.

The designer was as famous for his catwalk shows as for his collections, creating spectacular theatrical presentations on the runway including his infamous ‘Highland Rape’ show of 1995.

McQueen committed suicide in his London home on 11 February 2010, aged 40, only a few days after the death of his mother, with whom he was incredibly close.

According to Deadline Hollywood, producers hope to begin production for the film at the end of the year. Casting details have yet to be announced. 

Related

makeup.jpg

David Bowie: 25 of his most iconic fashion moments

stan smith.JPG

The new must-have trainers we’re all lusting over

9._Duck_feather_dress_The_Horn_of_Plenty_AW_2009-10._Model_-_Magdalena_Frackowiak_represented_by_dna_model_management_New_York.__Image_-_firstVIEW.jpg

The V&A to host two Savage Beauty all-nighter weekends

flattering body image 1.jpg

“The purpose of clothing is not to make you look thinner”

34_rt.jpg

The key denim pieces, styles and brands you need to know for 2016

ThinkstockPhotos-495017784.jpg

The innovative new wardrobe apps that will keep your closet clean

rexfeatures_3751054f.jpg

As Grace Coddington steps down from Vogue, her six quotes to live by

rexfeatures_5127380aw.jpg

The three new acronyms that will sum up your social life in 2016

rexfeatures_5329809a.jpg

Why every woman should have a Fuck Off Fund

More

This is how to get a refund for those faded Topshop Joni jeans

You'll be trawling your room for Topshop receipts by the end of reading this

by Megan Murray
18 Aug 2017

Daily outfit inspiration with our look at the best dressed A-listers

Casual dressing ideas from stylish celebrities

18 Aug 2017

This simple Zara dress has been absolutely everywhere this summer

There’s even a blog dedicated to sightings of ‘the dress’

by Moya Crockett
17 Aug 2017

This week's Style List: from luxe glasses to teen queens

Be a travel writer, go Seventies, and perk up your cereal

by The Stylist web team
16 Aug 2017

The internet is incredibly divided over ASOS’ newest fashion item

“How can I start an online petition to stop this?”

by Kayleigh Dray
15 Aug 2017

Primark reckons you’ve been saying its name wrong all these years

Do you say Pry-mark or Pree-mark?

by Kayleigh Dray
15 Aug 2017

ASOS has just made it easier to find your dream outfits

Gone are the days of wondering where that blogger's outfit is from

by Megan Murray
11 Aug 2017

Heidi Klum’s collection with Lidl has arrived, and it's all under £50

*Grabs purse*

by Susan Devaney
10 Aug 2017

The dark secret hidden in Sansa Stark’s costume on Game of Thrones

There’s more to Sansa’s outfit than meets the eye...

by Kayleigh Dray
10 Aug 2017

This is the most popular summer dress on Zara right now

The internet has fallen hard for this unusual high street dress

by Kayleigh Dray
08 Aug 2017