You’ll soon have a fabulously fashionable film to add to your must-see movie list.
According to Deadline, a film about the late Alexander McQueen will kick off by the end of the year.
It already sounds almost as amazing as the legendary British designer’s creations. The award-winning director, Andrew Haigh (whose most recent project is the Oscar-nominated “45 Years”), is set to direct the biopic, and award-winning playwright Chris Urch will create the script.
It will be produced by Damian Jones, who has reportedly optioned last year’s biography “Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin” by Andrew Wilson. The book, however, will only serve as inspiration for the film, coupled with Urch’s own research of McQueen.
There’s no word yet as to who will take on the role of McQueen (though Tom Hardy has been cited as a possible choice by a selection of media outlets).
Of course, we don’t have to tell you that McQueen attracted a high profile following of loyal fans, from the late, great David Bowie (he tailored Bowie on his 90s tours), to Prince Charles and Kate Middleton. After founding his namesake luxury label in 1992, McQueen gained quick traction in the fashion world, becoming known for his dramatic runway shows and beautifully constructed pieces that combined elements of British tailoring with French couture. McQueen also served as the chief designer for Givenchy from 1996-2000.
Tragically, he committed suicide in 2010 at the age of 40, shortly after the death of his mother. His legacy, however, clearly lives on as strong as ever.