Film Review: ‘McQueen’
The McQueen Tapes
The brilliant, tortured designer Alexander McQueen in documentary delight.
“I bought all my fabrics with my Dole Money”.
McQueen (known to friends and family by his given name, Lee) rose to fame in London of the 1990s, as I had finished art school and was heading into my own career in design, I followed his rise with awe and wonderment.
A fabulous film for fashion lovers, Michael Nyman lovers, and art school graduates – I want to watch it all again – The pressure was immense – he made every headline – with 14 collections a year, Alexander McQueen did the impossible – the fragility of life though. What a watch – with an amazing rousing soundtrack so familiar to me.
Shalom Harlow emerged at the end of the show, on a revolving wooden platform wearing a white strapless dress with a tulle underlay. As she twirled slowly, like a delicate ballerina, two robotic industrial sprayers, sprayed her with black, green, and yellow paint, staining her white dress.