Lee Alexander McQueen, 1969 – 2010: Fashion Film – Nick Knight / Edward Enninful / Alexander McQueen is a collection of exclusive, unseen footage from Knight’s collaborations with McQueen for the projects Unseen McQueen, Black: 2015 and the 2010 work To Lee, With Love, Nick.
As stated by Knight’s fashion film site Showstudio.com, “The footage features some of McQueen’s most acclaimed designs, selected by Sarah Burton with the input of stylist Edward Enninful, in breathtaking motion.”
The film was created in collaboration with filmmaker Younji Ku, who has directed a number of fashion films like PunkDada, and art director Jon Emmony, digital art director at SHOWstudio. It features a number of McQueen’s masterpieces like the feathered dress he unveiled in 2001 and his revered ‘houndstooth’ 2009 look.
The addition of 3D techniques and animation, the film easily captivates fashion buffs.
Knight was inspired by the recent “Savage Beauty” exhibition, which debuted at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The exhibition examined McQueen’s profound grasp of tailoring, his influences and his ability to challenge the boundaries of art and fashion.
The exhibition, which recently concluded Sunday, Aug. 2nd, was open through the night for its finally days. “Savage Beauty” went on to become the museum’s most popular show.
“We planned for it to be more successful than David Bowie [the V&A’s 2013 show which sold 311,956 tickets] but getting 480,000 visitors is over 100,000 more than we expected to get,” said Tim Reeve, deputy director of V&A. “We have a lot of experience running big exhibitions but we did not predict it would be that big. During the 21-week run of the show, demand was so high that the museum was forced to remain open overnight in order to accommodate the visitors, who came from all over the world and Europe from countries such as Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Italy and Spain.”
Watch the artistic film below.
(Photo via SHOWstudio)