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An Alexander McQueen Biopic Is in the Works

What took so long?
An Alexander McQueen Biopic Is in the Works What took so long?

It’s still in its early days, but an untitled biopic about British fashion designer Alexander McQueen is shaping to be one of our most anticipated films yet. Andrew Haigh, whose indie movie 45 Years is nominated for Best British Film at this year’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts, is set to take on the directing duty.

A designer with a unique vision and considerable talent, Alexander was known as the fashion industry’s enfant terrible because of his disconcerting and controversial designs. He worked for a few tailors at London’s Savile Row before being appointed head designer at Givenchy and subsequently launching his own label.

He was also known for his theatrical runway shows. For instance, the finale for his Spring/Summer 1999 show featured model Shalom Harlow wearing a spotless white dress and spinning on a turntable, while two robots from both sides shot paint at her. 


The designer also battled some demons throughout his life, and he was notorious for being drug dependent. On February 11, 2010, just nine days after his mother succumbed to cancer, he committed suicide. He was found hanging from a closet inside his house in London.

No word yet on who will be taking on the role of the designer, but we bet this film's going to be fashion-packed.

*This story originally appeared on Minor edits have been made by the editors. 

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