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New Alexander McQueen Doc Will Trace His Rise From Working-Class Boy to A-List Designer

Alexander McQueen
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This is the third McQueen movie now in production. 

A new Alexander McQueen movie is underway, written by Peter Ettedgui, who was behind 2015's Marlon Brando documentary, Listen to Me Marlon. Simply called McQueen, this is the third biopic now in production about the late fashion designer's life, following director Andrew Haigh's movie, starring Jack O'Connell, and The Ripper, which will focus on McQueen's relationship with Isabella Blow.

Ettedgui's feature doc will closely explore McQueen's rise to fame, from being a "working-class boy" to tailoring as an apprentice on Savile Row. Described as a "cinematic explosion of human energy," McQueen will offer viewers an honest, personal perspective of the iconic designer, who committed suicide in 2010.

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The film's director, Ian Bonhote, said in a statement, "I moved to London from Paris in the '90s much in part because of McQueen. His sense of style became synonymous with the city's raw energy and edginess, and I know of no other contemporary designer to ignite such an immediate visceral response from an audience--it was so exhilarating."

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Launched by Embankment Films, McQueen will highlight how the designer "bad boy" famously sabotaged Paris' conversative fashion system. "He was pure punk rebel, inspired by life on the street, society's underprivileged, sexual diversity and transgender acknowledgment," said Embankement's Tim Haslam.

If there's any designer worthy of three biopics about their life and career, it's certainly McQueen.

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