McQueen – with Fashion Panel Dr Benjamin Wild, Lynne Franks OBE, Dr Helen Walter
October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McQueen, a documentary about the famous fashion designer, was given 4 Stars in the Guardian which said “Capturing Alexander McQueen’s irreverence, eclectic inspirations and emotional power, this is a beautifully fitting tribute”. Since Alexander McQueen took his own life at the age of 40 in 2010, he has been mythologised in a colossally successful exhibition in London and New York entitled Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, and there has been a projected movie – now reportedly on hold – to which Jack O’Connell and Andrew Haigh were once attached as star and director. Now there is this sombre, thorough, intelligent and informative documentary by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui giving us the moving story of a working-class boy with fierce and original talent who began as a tailor’s apprentice in Savile Row before getting mentored into the big league by fashion writer and salonnière Isabella Blow, and whose increasingly outrageous and confrontational shows made him one of the fashion world’s biggest stars.
We are lucky to have a brilliant panel of fashion experts to talk after the film.
Dr Benjamin Wild teaches, talks, and writes about cultural dress and history for Sotheby’s, Bloomsbury, Thames and Hudson and The V&A Museum.
Lynne Franks was the cornerstone in setting up London Fashion Week. She was the founder of a public relations consultancy in the early 1970s and has since became an advocate, communications strategist, writer and spokeswoman on women’s issues, sustainability and consumer lifestyles.
Dr Helen Walter lectures at Plymouth University, and has studied the history of dress and fashion in the construction of the identity.
Tickets are available through the Westlands Yeovil website which is here
Directors: Peter Ettedgui, Ian Bonhôte
Running time: 1h51min