Casting Call: Alexander McQueen

Published February 5, 2016

In which we suggest who should star in the next big adaptation, remake, or historical film.

British fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen is one of the industry’s most important icons. Over the course of his career, the Central Saint Martins graduate changed expectations about the catwalk by working technology, fantasy, and shock tactics into his shows and going on to start his own label after a five-year stint as head designer at Givenchy. Despite his celebrity status and his penchant for stirring up controversy, McQueen had a quiet and troubled private life that ended in his suicide at age 40. Six years after his death, McQueen’s story is coming to the screen by way of Andrew Haigh. The British director has previously made intimate and personal films about the romantic relationships between an elderly couple (45 Years) and two young men (Weekend), and we hope this biopic to be an equally intimate examination of the important personal relationships in the designer’s life, including his mother, husband, and colleagues.

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