As you know, fashion documentaries are a favorite of mine. To see how a designer turns a length of fabric into something dazzling is always a joy to watch—doesn’t matter whether the clothes are anything I could wear.
Alexander McQueen is one of the designers who most amazes me—the dark themes, the endless surprise. He was accused of misogyny, of too much violence. His fashion shows were more art installation than stroll down the catwalk.
This is an extraordinary documentary about one of the most original, provocative clothing designers.
I didn’t get the chance to see the 2015 exhibition of Alexander McQueen’s work, “Savage Beauty,” so this 2018 documentary is a good way to see this visionary designer at work.
It is also heartbreaking to watch, fair warning. There is heartache to spare in this film. McQueen had many struggles, and he died in 2010, taking his own life.
But the joy you see when he’s deep into his work—that’s something to treasure, to celebrate.
McQueen is available on these platforms.