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Watch now: The full trailer for the Alexander McQueen documentary

Watch now: The full trailer for the Alexander McQueen documentary

Genius of a generation

Text: Joan Kong

The film depicts the life and career of one of the most celebrated fashion designers of the 21st century

"Nobody could cause emotion like McQueen" — that was one of the quotes to describe Alexander McQueen in his documentary, scheduled to be released on June 8. Directed and produced by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui, the film explores the life of the talented designer by giving us a behind-the-scenes look at his visionary work (he produced 14 collections in a year at one point), and also lets us have a deeper understanding of the man himself. Some of the notable moments include a model being circled by a ring of flames during Autumn/Winter 1998; Shalom Harlow being sprayed with paint by robotic guns in a strapless white dress on the Spring/Summer 1999 runway; and a futuristic hologram of supermodel Kate Moss at his Autumn/Winter 2006 show. As mentioned in an interview, the designer said: "If you leave [my show] without emotion, I'm not doing my job properly". The documentary also put the spotlight on McQueen's final years before his suicide in 2010.

 

Watch the two-minute trailer below:

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