Finally, finally, finally! A film is officially in the works about gifted, dearly-loved designer, Lee Alexander McQueen.
Coming from little money, McQueen rose to prominence in the 90s as Creative Director for Givenchy (1996 – 2001), and consequently launching a label under his own moniker in 1992.
He was widely adored by the fashion industry and celebrities alike, from Björk to Kim Kardashian. He even designed the Union Jack coat on the front of David Bowie‘s album ‘Earthlings‘.
In case you needed a dash of couture nostalgia to help you remember just how bloody talented this man was, we’ve curated our favourites. Take a gander at these three collections in particular:
S/S 1999, ‘Savage Beauty’.
S/S 2005’s ‘It’s Only A Game’.
And of course, his forever-iconic ‘Armadillo’ heels:
S/S 2010, ‘Platos Atlantis’.
It’s touted as telling the biographical tale of the late designer, who committed suicide in 2010 (9 days after the passing of his mother, Joyce).
So far, the screen adaption of McQueen’s life has only a few people confirmed to be on board: Director Andrew Haigh (45 Days), producer Damian Jones (Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie) and production company Pathe (Pride, Suffragette).
According to Deadline, Jones had previously optioned a biographical book about McQueen, ‘Blood Beneath the Skin’ – but has now said the film will not be exclusively based on the book.
There’s no word as of yet on who will play the fondly-remembered designer, but we’ll update you as soon as we find out.
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