Bleecker Street has secured North American rights to Ian Bonhote’s documentary “McQueen” about the life of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
Bonhote recently began shooting in London and Paris, with plans to re-create scenes as well as use motion and photographic archives and new and existing interviews about the British designer, who committed suicide at age 40 in 2010. Peter Ettedgui (“Listen to Me Marlon”) is scripting the film.
Known for his striking designs and haute couture collections, McQueen started his career in his teens before rising to stardom as designer for Givenchy and launching his own label.
He was awarded four British Designer of the Year Awards and CFDA’s International Designer of the Year before his tragic death.
Nick Taussig and Paul Van Carter of Salon Pictures and Andee Ryder of Misfits Entertainment are producing. Embankment Films has is handling international sales.
“As Bleecker Street takes on its first documentary, we couldn’t be more excited about working with Ian on the life of Alexander McQueen,” Bleecker Street CEO Andrew Karpen said in a statement. “We know fans will be enraptured as we look at the career of one of the fashion industry’s most revered designers.”