Alexander McQueen

Dream Casting the Alexander McQueen Biopic

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Flavorwire’s own film editor, Jason Bailey, recently wrote of the biopic that, at this point “even the most casual viewer can recognize the pitfalls of the form, in which the reduction of an entire life to a single short-form narrative results in clumsy expositional dialogue, one-dimensional characters, comically obvious historical markers, and tediously unimaginative soundtrack cues.”  
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Andrew Haigh Will Direct an Alexander McQueen Biopic

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On the eve of the release of his 45 Years, Andrew Haigh — the beloved writer and director of Weekend — has signed on to direct a forthcoming biopic focusing on the life of the legendary designer Alexander McQueen. Produced by Damian Jones and Pathe, and written by Chris Urch, the biopic will look to the McQueen biography Blood Beneath the Skin for some inspiration, but also draw upon other sources.
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Björk’s MoMA Retrospective: When Technology Fails Innovation

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Tuesday morning, at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, I found myself standing a few feet away from someone clad in a black cactus costume. Its face was covered, and thus it took me a minute to realize the cactus was Björk. Situated in a room custom-designed for the occasion (6,000 soundproofing cones covered the walls and ceiling),the Icelandic icon introduced her new MoMA-commissioned piece, the short film “Black Lake.” “I’m very grateful that Klaus [Biesenbach] convinced me to do this exhibition,” Björk timidly announced, referencing the 12 years it took MoMA’s curator at large to snag her for an exhibition. “It’s been quite a journey, and a close relationship that I’m really grateful …Read More

The Fashion Industry's 10 Most Eccentric Designers

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They may be fabulous, but fashion designers are also weird as hell. Sometimes their quirks lend themselves to exceptional talent, unfaltering creativity, and a diligent work ethic. Other times, all they do is make us giggle and shake our heads in disbelief. In honor of tonight’s Season 11 premiere of Project Runway — a show packed with contestants who are always entertaining, if not necessarily talented — we decided to take a look at ten of fashion’s most eccentric designers, and their respective peculiarities; we’re betting that judging panel newbie Zac Posen will be thrilled to see that he didn’t make our list!
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