McQueen: In Cinemas Now

Friday July 20th sees the release of a new documentary on the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen who grew up in Newham.

Back in July 2017, Salon Pictures got in touch with the Newham Film Office, managed by The Film Office to arrange filming in Newham around Alexander McQueen’s childhood home on Biggerstaff Road.

The new documentary, released worldwide Friday 20th July has been praised by many as a fashion film that succeeds where so many others have failed. By not going for the glamorous ‘talking heads’ interviews with celebrities who wore the designer’s clothes but focusing on his family and using archive footage of the Designer.

The production did a number of shots in the streets around Stratford as well as filming the interviews in his family home.

Lee Alexander McQueen was born in Newham on March 17, 1969. After leaving school with one O-level in art he went on to complete a tailoring course at Newham College.

He had a hugely successful career at Givenchy from 1996 to 2001 before launching his eponymous brand that earned him a number of awards, including a CBE.

McQueen died in 2010, at the age of forty, at his home in Mayfair, London.

What the critics are saying:

The Guardian

The New York Times

Rolling Stones

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