A conversation we had recently (subject: Johnny Rotten’s mohair sweaters) prompted me to go on an internet hunt for material about punk designers featured in the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum a few years ago. This led me onward in search of material about the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen. In 2011, Savage Beauty, a blockbuster exhibition of his work, also at the Met, knocked me for a loop. Like many others I found exquisite beauty in the gorgeously tailored, unsettling pieces on display. In deep grief myself at the time, I felt like he was speaking directly to me.
In my internet rambles, I learned the exciting news that a feature-length documentary, McQueen, was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, and will be released in theatres later this summer. (The trailer is above.)
To whet our appetite for the film, here’s Tim Blanks’s interview with the McQueen filmmakers, Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui, on the Business of Fashion podcast.
We have something great to look forward to.