McQueen directors: ‘Fashion creates icons, then isolates them’

Cutting room … Alexander McQueen in a still from the documentary. Photograph: Tribeca Film Festival Before there was Sarah Burton’s Alexander McQueen, the chic, highly finessed and now financially successful fashion label, there was the Alexander McQueen of its namesake that – as this touching new documentary tells it – could barely sustain the creative dysfunction its creator and his companions wrought upon it. The man at its core, we know, killed himself aged just 40. What story is left to tell? McQueen left behind five distinct silhouettes, or reimaginings for the…

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