Alexander McQueen’s story is coming to the big screen

Alexander McQueen

The fashion savvy will be excited to know the truly inspirational story of Alexander McQueen is to be captured on film, from his remarkable success in the fashion industry to his tragic fall.

The biopic will be directed by Andrew Haigh, who won the Best British Film award at the 2015 Edinburgh Film Festival with his film 45 Years, which tells the story of an aging couple and their faltering relationship.

Deadline reports that the film will be written by Chris Urch and produced by Damian Jones and Pathe. The film will not be based solely on McQueen’s biography Blood Beneath The Skin, but rather draw from a range of research.

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The production will tell the story of Lee Alexander McQueen, raised in London where he apprenticed on Savile Row and learnt the art of tailoring before attending Central Saint Martins.

Right after graduating from Central Saint Martins, McQueen launched his label which quickly became a success, known for its dramatic constructed pieces, combining elements of British tailoring with French couture. McQueen also served as head designer at Givenchy during the late 90s.

Following the death of his mother, McQueen committed suicide at his London home in 2010.

Production on the film is expected to begin at the end of the year, stay tuned for more details on the biopic.