Bookmark McQueen for the upcoming long weekend

One of fashion’s most compelling documentaries is making its way to Dubai this month.

McQueen will screen at Cinema Akil, located in Warehouse 68 of cultural hub Alserkal Avenue, from Friday 28th September onwards.

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Cinema Akil runs film screenings from around the world for audiences to the UAE. Showcasing directors and films from across the decades, they hope to raise more awareness in film and the cinematic arts.

Eight years after late British fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen’s death, the documentary, directed by Ian Bonhote and Peter Ettedgui, offers viewers an intimate insight into his world. 25 interviews with family members were conducted

McQueen charts the rise and fall of his rise to fame, from starting out as a teen apprentice on Saville Row, putting on shows with cling film while surviving on government benefits, succeeding Galliano at Givenchy, his years at Gucci and his legacy on the British fashion landscape.

 

 

His posthumous exhibition at the Met Museum of Art “Savage Beauty” was the eighth most popular show in the museum’s history.

The full schedule can be found here.

Race  you there!

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