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"lee alexander mcqueen" Discussed on Vogue Podcast
"From a state elegant conservative house into a headline generating establishment and in doing so galiana was a catalyst for to realize the power that a young innovative designer could bring to a brand where the concept was just as important as the product john galliano and lee alexander mcqueen had so many similarities not just there are schooling class backgrounds as well and by the nineties. They were both young british runway designers. Who each in their own. Way were disrupting the fashion system. Competition between john and lee would feed off each other and it would create amazing women in fashion. If you just look back at some of john galliano's fashion shows during this period. They were absolutely remarkable. There is the translation for everyone to have an emotional resonance when seeing it. Tony goldman is folks sustainability editor. At that time. There were a lot of things on the runway that were simply for show. They were looks. That aren't necessarily produced. But they had a serious point of view like kids. Graduate collection of martin's galliano's debut couture collection at jamal. She was a bold pronouncement. The future of a luxury french fashion brand was now in the hands of a rebellious young british designer galliano announced his arrival to the french passion establishment with his first couture collection for givenchy a series of ballgowns that he designed reference..
"lee alexander mcqueen" Discussed on Vogue Podcast
"Done these wonderful collection. Which was these very very beautifully tailored big shoulder jackets. And they were worn over these very fragile little kind of nineteen thirty s camisole slip dresses sense tailoring whilst allied to tradition and heritage could also be thing of thumb and could also be a thing of experiment and fashion and it could also be in some ways. Played off against style is an idea. Femininity walston school. Stella captured a carefree youthful approached addressing. The mixed and matched manage full. Move where covetable girlish lips and pumps sela spoke to young women. In a way that was very direct and much more relatable i would say than any of the other designers stella sorry for what appeal to a younger generation of fashion consumers would ultimately take her to one of the most storied houses and fashion. We'll get that part that i alexander mcqueen's innovative approach to tour has earned him a reputation as britain's bad boy of fashion. He's being talked about and written about by almost everybody. I am pleased to have from london. Alexander mcqueen welcome. Thank you lee. Alexander mcqueen arrived at central mountains in one thousand nine hundred ninety as an accomplished crossman with apprenticeships on savile row with the label. Culture shock under job assisting italian fashion designer rome usually already under his belt. You know lead didn't just sort of subtly creep into the fashion vernacular a. bombarded it supermodel. Karen elson walked in some of alexander. Mcqueen's early shows like nearly all of his inner circle. She calls him by his first name. Lee he adopted the nom de plume. Alexander said that he would not be identified by the welfare office when he went to claim his benefits but as alexander mcqueen. He was a different person. A fashion luminary. And there's like a time before lee mcqueen and though is when lee mcqueen entered the scene unusually for a fashion design. He's able to combine technical virtuosity with a sort of with a really high level conceptual complexity andrew bolton head curator of the metropolitan museum and curator of the twenty eleven exhibit savage beauty. A retrospective on alexander mcqueen. His runway presentations were from god installation performance. Art i think he wants said like if people come out of my show and throughout. That's then i did a good show. He really wanted to provoke deep emotions..
"lee alexander mcqueen" Discussed on The Dark Side Of
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"lee alexander mcqueen" Discussed on The Dark Side Of
"Throughout the nineties and the two thousands, the world new Alexander McQueen as the hooligan of English fashion he even earned the nickname law voluntary, blah a French expression for an unorthodox successful rookie, and that was the essence of the Scottish fashion icon. McQueen was a highly skilled avant garde designer who relished in breaking all the rules he thought of his clothing art and he let his pieces uis drama on the runway but while his artistry was publicly on display, McQueen quietly struggled with mental illness which affected him and his family early on. Born Lee Alexander McQueen on March Seventeenth Nineteen, sixty nine. He was the youngest of six children as his mother Joyce gave birth his father Ronald had a breakdown. He was checked into a mental hospital in East London. The event had to pervasive effects on McQueen. He developed a strong bond with his mother and he became fascinated with mental asylums. That interest later inspired some of his designs. His father recovered two years later and taught his six. To work hard he expected them to take on steady jobs even as teenagers and despite the emphasis on practical work McQueen kept an active imagination. He expressed himself through clothes early on in Nineteen seventy-two when he was three years old McQueen drew a familiar Disney image on his sister's bedroom wall Cinderella but with a huge and belched gown as McQueen grew older, his interest in fashion only increased he put together his older sisters outfits for them and grew critical of the clothes his mother Joyce bought for him. Instead of being hurt though Joyce encouraged McQueen's interest in fashion. The McQueen family went as far as entering him into a boys beauty pageant at six years old one which he handily won. And while McQueen was crowned the Prince of Pontins, he also nursed a crush on the second place finisher. It was the moment McQueen realized he was gay he kept it a secret from his family at first because his father was homophobic. McQueen once famously said I went straight from my mother's womb onto the gay parade..
"lee alexander mcqueen" Discussed on Monocle 24: Section D
"I we're off to Saint Louis Missouri to the art space, Barrett Barreiro projects. They're a new exhibition introducing Lee Alexander. McQueen has just opened and features garments, hand-drawn sketches, patterns, and other materials from the celebrated British fashion designers career. Let's take a listen to exhibition curated Jessica Baron on this period of McQueen's career and how the exhibition captures the lyrical side of fashion design. She started by explaining how a Missouri based institution became the manager of the world's largest private collection of garments by McQueen. The founder of Breyer projects directed a small museum called the World Chess Hall of fame in Saint Louis for a while and her vision was to bring art and also fashioned to this venue and one of her most visionary exit was a project called a queen within she was looking for ways in which fashion intersected with chess and McQueen. Of course, has a very famous runway collection called. It's only a game that was realized on a chest type setting and that led her into becoming. Frankly, just sort of obsessed with McQueen, she started collecting his work, and then once she left the World Chess Hall of fame, she developed Bairbre projects and continue to develop this collection. So it's really been I think. Let's see since about two thousand thirteen that she's been amassing objects. Given that we are here in Saint Louis still are in the process of introducing people to leave L. Alexander McQueen. The joy of our of presenting McQueen to our public is that they are acquainting themselves of this fact that fashion can operate on the level of contemporary. Are there still is this I think I'd say a general perception that the the two or maybe not. Compatible fine artists somehow operating in in a realm in which fashion does not necessarily fit in. So McQueen especially this figure especially since savage beauty presented his work who has I think really been able to create that bridge between fine heart and and the fashion community. One. Of the most remarkable pieces is a very early work from highland rape which was. A controversial show, of course, even starting with the title, but it's deconstructed dress that consists of cellophane and automobile spray paint. Little bits of thread weaving through it. I think that what's so remarkable about it is that it is using such unconventional and actually everyday materials, and this is maybe the joy of the show itself is at a number of the acquisitions that we've acquired are from this period from around one, thousand, nine, hundred, five to nine, hundred, Ninety, seven, which is before McQueen, of course joined the AFC von she this is. Shortly after he, of course, graduated from central Saint Martins and he was just really operating I'd say like a visual artist in a studio without any money just surrounded by a handful of friends and they were not working with I, guess would become later accessible to him but high quality materials of the traditional sort. So the fact that he went out clubbing one night with a friend and saw role of cellophane. Let's make address out of this, and in fact, did do that and then that material reappeared. In this particular address that we did acquire to me is just such an amazing thread to these early days where he was. An artist essentially before a brand before he had access to all the sort of sophisticated means through which he did develop in fact, groundbreaking textiles whatnot there was always this core of innovation even with the most common materials early on and I just love that human connection to Kinda scrappy diy aesthetic. That again was also very much informed by AVANGARD club culture. He notably was always a huge fan of bowery had seen Leib our perform what I'm wearing a number this time with a fabric face, you might have noticed and has a star Green Star. or I like to call it a staff fish Moody's, which is around by secret term using quite heavily the season that kind of aspect kind of playing out through the use of cellophane in this particular dress, and then of course, I'd say the other interesting aspect of the show that I think was just a joy to be able to see what is what makes McQueen. So special is that once he did gain access to all of these more expensive materials are really incredible and large group of people through which he collaborated. It was still McQueen's. For. In a Horn of plenty the OH, mosh to Leigh bowery still exists but it's of course it's done with digitally woven venture cards as opposed to maybe silkscreen fabrics which he was doing early on. So I think that that's what sort of the real joy of putting this show together especially with our new acquisitions as you see, the authenticity of his vision from those early days to the league career, all extinct, and I'm in the office elite blood specialist decided to. This. She. Eat frequently turns film for the concepts of his runway presentations, and that's something that we actually of pull out in this new exhibition. Introducing Leah McLean is specifically sort of charting the various cinematic sources that inspired his runway shows from the hunger. There's some alien strange my. That's right. WanNa knows what is it To overlook to the birds. To they shoot horses don't they but that was ultimately he called deliverance and drawing this cinematic connection is also really Accessible way for people to understand that performance dimension. Nothing. Nothing in the least serious. I mean he was really thinking about not merely close on bodies but close on bodies that are moving in performing in an orchestrated space with sound and this was I'd say getting the closest equivalent would be something like creating directing a film..
"lee alexander mcqueen" Discussed on Kar Dishin' It : All Things Kardashian
"To her. She did not roll her eyes or make a face it. My and Kristen said my Christian wig is if they were married my route on the way we can dream. She was looking at the stage and smiling at them and then her eyes glanced up and she realized she was on camera one of the big screens and then she made a face leave my daughter baby alone. Look we are entering what I will call a. Billy Watch which is her fame has rocketed to such a level. You know I would put I would put like a Kayak Gerber in this category. There's young children that I get very worried about and I'm like we need to project billy. She's going to fine. She's very famous right now. And she's very young but I want to just be kind could tell that she susceptible to like because she posted a bunch of her looks from Oscar night. She's like she's like go on and make fun of it. I know you haters love to and it was just like no billy we all right. Let's get into the news though. Okay so the Kardashian Jenner's they had were showing up at the Oscars. Did you watch the video? I sent you of Courtney chloe Kylie Travis Scott Post Oscar Party. Yes like in there. Like Oskar like post-postup Party. Yesh Bay Courtney is so drunk. Yeah she's so drunk. She is like eating a king's Hawaiian Hawaiian rolls right yellow sweet bread shoving it in her mouth from out of the packet pack of Leeann. I and then like chloe's really drunk and Travis like is definitely rolling either a big blunt or a spliff. Yeah it's very confusing scene Kylie. Has this time. Yeah that tiny troll doll that she loves. There's like everyone has like a character game. Yes it's really wild and then later on in the night we had khloe saying courtney ruined my night yacht. What does that mean? We don't know she didn't explain it. They were all over social media that night because they were wrong in their snap chatting and talking and like yes she said glided Kylie Jenner. And I allow Courtney to ruin our night last night. Actually I was at eight. Pm So she. That was while she was drunk. I wonder what happened and then like twenty minutes later. At corny Dash. What did she do? I wonder if she just got too drunk. Maybe she was just like too drunk too drunk and too much. I mean also the way she's eating. It makes me believe that she could be drunk or she might be stone. Yes hey I mean. They definitely hit the town. Which makes me happy like I love that. They're like I love this universe of the Oscars are for you know this elite upper crust that are in films. It's the highest honor. And then I love the way that like they the Oscars and and the next year unlocks and all the tears below and it becomes just like but also like vander pump rules like half the cast from Vander Paroles was at the Oscars like at the actual up in the high tears. Were Black China. Was there while somebody cracked the case on why she was there her. She was the date of a music producer. Just like but but still it's like Ling- what what who. Okay so. The bigger thing is young Kardashians after party. Look yes I didn't like it well and then I felt embarrassed because I am such A. I didn't appreciate it when you said you didn't like it because I was like. Oh I think it's really cool. I saw you use shame. Only you well. It's a it's a testament to like like we said earlier. Trust your gut. What you feel is what you feel. European can't be wrong just because you don't like the most important dress of the century doesn't make look you don't have to like it. It's just the most important of Intri. Listen an Alexander McQueen A- It is. I did some reading on it because I was so enthralled by the story of I think it's called. It was from his collection two thousand and three e. The Eerie is what it was called. I R R. I think it was eerie right. One of my saying I R. E. R. E. Theory. Arrear collect yes so basically. This is all about a fairytale. It see but it's not like a good one it's it's a bad one about like the pirates in whatever so the idea of this dress is like as if a bride fell into the ocean or and so it's like this kind of deteriorated beautiful dress. It's called the oyster dress and it is only two of it in existence period and the one at the the Moma. Yeah are the Metropolitan Metropolitan in New York and the other one is on Kim's body it was a Christmas present from Cognac. Because he got it. He got a few couture dresses for For Christmas because he wanted her to always have something to wear because it was the most stressful part and it truly is like I mean I read might have taken some screen shots so that I can remember all this stuff so I have started over. The holidays are actually the first of the year. Maybe I started following this Guy Or Philippe Philippe IM- in Z P. And he does some amazing threads about him says he did like our whole decade fashion great. So this dress yet. It's Oh here it is a R- ear ear a or whatever. It is a poetic rendering of a disaster at sea the story of a woman shipwrecked on an island. She evolved from a pirate to increase door and finally Amazonian Goddess. Well let me say so. Let me say upon further reflection. I do very much like this dress. I did not give it a solid. Look it's not my favorite but I think that knowing the story is incredible also it was very purposeful because I think yesterday was the ten year anniversary of Lee Lee Alexander McQueen designer. It's the ten year anniversary of him killing himself. That lurch blew my mind because I remember it. I remember it so well so so well because I had like like one of those things telling him. It was one of those things where it's like things you can't that you feel like you're such an adult and then it's how was that ten years ago so that was ten years ago so that was like again like. Sasha purposeful choice for her to wear that dress on Sunday And the story behind it is beautiful. I was like I'm stupid. This is like an incredible choice in a beautiful dress one. I don't think you're crazy for not liking it because in the photographs that are in her. It's like she does like seasonal Bathroom decor and it's like weird wispy like those cattail plants and weird feather way things. Oh yeah and I think in that context. It looks a little like overwhelming and kind of like. Whoa colors are all like similar in that bathroom. Affiliate was wearing her and it just looked like a lot of loose toilet paper strands hanging off the latest that her hair is even went as much see. I've learned my lesson. Was I think I like this and then I was so happy that this it's an order? He is also like sort of if you think about this the telling of a disaster at sea where someone reemerges as an Amazonian Lake. She literally like think of the last few years of their life and that she's also reemerging as like this powerful woman which actually dovetails into a story. You have here. Which was this New York Times are? That's I loved if anyone hasn't read it so called. Kim Kardashian has learned restraint and it's primarily about skims which had a really big week. They skims is now in. Nordstrom's US elected Nordstrom also. What a crazy like amazing opening. They had the Nordstrom. It was like all these models like just dozens and dozens of models of all shapes inside true. Actually like one of the models is like a size like sixteen and a five two or like you know. Just just what you would normally see parading around nordstroms. And then having like this weird like mannequin. Ask like show. It was very cool. An amazing event. It was like the first fifty people got a photo with Kim. And then yeah. There was this sort of like Show fashion show slash presentation in the nordstroms in New York and it was like it was perfect. It was so well done there. She's her taste is incredible. And so there's this great New York Times article talking about primarily to promote skims but in the story of it but it's a really great piece where she kind of talks a lot about like what she's learned about like putting her name on things as businesswoman and what I loved is it says in November teams E. reported via sources with direct knowledge. That Miss Kardashian West believed skims would be billion dollar company. Her husband Kanye West should already built one easy so her little sister. Kylie Jenner but Miss Kardashian West. The family's original money tree had not made it there with pre skims businesses including K. WBZ and kick U. W. Fragrance and then the quote made me laugh. I mean I think everyone would hope to have a billion dollar business. She said when asked about but you know. We need more billionaires in this world. It's fine but I. It's a very powerful Space that came is in in this. It's the quotes are great and it talks a lot about like she's very I think transparent and really candid about like the mistake. She feels like she's made and like what she would attach her name to back in the day and like and how she just has learned to run her business should have put a p whole inner shape. It's there's like a whole Ohio and input appeal. I really regret that. Well I guess it was a learning curve. You know you got it like. It's truly like she really really is processing. Also I have to say this. The pictures attached. She looks like hell I know. They're not great photos gang very bad area. You do not see bad pictures of Kim. And they are the oldest. She's looked but I was like also look. This is bad to say but I understand why she bronzes herself all up for pictures because when she's washed out she looks like a goth like it's really she and she looked so like taught in like pulled and it's not flattering. It's not it's shocking but then you see your on Sunday night and she's looking like you know just like a Kista door who's serving Arizona and flooring we can. I read this quote is the last thing I'll say She's saying there so. In the article says there is a catalyst behind Miss Kardashian. West growth it is not just natural career maturation. She didn't evolve on her own. Which may be disappointing to those who have organized into the. Hashtag girl boss category of entrepreneurs it was her husband who changed her she said. Mr Western turned down high paying opportunities if they didn't align with his beliefs and goals and she would watch an awe at his restraint quote when I first met him. I probably didn't believe in that or understand it. She said I think I did at one. Point a Carl's junior campaign and a cupcake campaign into a weight loss pill or diet or something all the same time and it was all very contradictory and my whole mentality has changed now so I think that the you know I love I. Love and honest kimmy. Tolin us the how. She views her career. It's cool wait. Speaking of jumping back to the Oscars gonyea came out looking like someone who cared again. I know he was wearing leather Sports coat leather suit and he had the chain like he looked great. They were very like pc in like they were joing..
"lee alexander mcqueen" Discussed on The Briefing
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"lee alexander mcqueen" Discussed on SWITCHCast: the week's film reviews, news and interviews
"When it comes to scares the is rely on five tricks repeated every few minutes in an effort to keep its audience awake number one blaring music number two nuns jumping out and saying boo number three shadowy figures usually nuns that people the character and then disappear when the characters turnaround number four. Does the CRIB MOM themselves number five nuns with weird teeth? At around the halfway point by the two dozen though so such shock the film loses all momentum and these tricks becomes so achingly repetitive and telegraphed that you have to love director Decor Heidi context so responsibility for. Dismiss a large portion. Show be shouldered by scream Gary Doberman who's also written Annabel Annabel creation and it and clearly has vendetta against the world one-star the none is in cinemas now and you can check my full review at make the switch dot com dot. You also today is McQueen from Alexander. Mcqueen's days we learn how he rose in the fashion world from his first collection to running his own brand and von she simultaneously. He's work changed the way. The Wall perceive fashion at the time offering something dark edgy and deeply personal but precious from his work and personal life would leave a lasting effect on this wounded artist. Nobody could create motion by the Queen. Ooh emotion than I'm not much of bubbly. I don't want you feeling like you've just had some lunch. I wanted to be repulsed exhilarated. As long as it's an emotion fourteen years the pressures men's level this slashing and sex and romance and the darkness sweet genius. He thought the system was against him can put everything into fashion design. There was definitely a change from having to become this sonal. This Alexander McQueen craft with a touch of McQueen's own flair. The film is beautifully made. The documentary draws on leased darkness to deliver innovative and creative methods to tell the story particularly the use of McQueen's skull and bird motifs similarly. Michael Nyman music is vital. A bold electrifying school. As the film progresses we he elite closest confidants share their memories of changes in their friend which would inevitably lead him down a path of destruction. Lee Alexander McQueen gave so much to the world of fashion pop culture and art McQueen exquisitely honors this legacy balancing the life of a troubled man and an autistic mastermind. This is one of the most impressive cinematic achievements of two thousand eighteen five stars. I'm so excited that you gave this movie five stars. I've been looking forward to this. Ever since it was announced Sydney and Melbourne Film Festivals. I think one of the things we have to take note of most of in this film is within context. This isn't the first fashion documentary to come out this year. It's not the last fashion documentary. That's going to come out this year. And Not just twenty thousand. Loin but it's one of many in the lost Fees alone like we've had just this year alone. We've had the gospel according to Andrei on. We've got the Vivienne Westwood documentary coming up only two years ago. We had the first Monday in. May which is documentary about the MIC gala. I'm just wondering where the thirst for fashion documentaries is coming from. Fashion has always been a huge part of society in general. I just wanted to why now I mean I've got to be honest with you. I mentioned this my review as well but I could imagine nothing worse than sitting through a documentary on fashioned most of the time but there was something about this film but truly grabbed my attention from from the moment. I sold the trailer. I knew that I had to go and see this film and I'm so glad I did because even though I had extremely high expectations God lives up to it. It is such a an awful well-crafted film and the thing I will say is. It does so well for somebody who comes from a background. Who knows nothing about fashion? Aw The label McQueen or anything like that. It's you can come in fresh. And be absolutely glued to that scream. It is so well crafted this film that honestly anyone could pick it up and just be fascinated and move by. That's a huge Kudos for any filmmaker regardless of same or subject or genre of somewhat of an outsider with someone who doesn't themselves a fan of that can just come in and guard. That was awesome. I wasn't interested but now I am. It's fantastic and for this incredible oddest that was Lee Alexander McQueen. It would have been such a task as well to translate his incredible fashion which just paces of ought onto a screen like that. That's a huge undertaking essentially. The film is broken up into five major chapters of his life. They call them chapters. But they're essentially five different shows that he puts on throughout his career and the specific mood and feel and where he's placed in the world at that time and the friends around him how they perceived him at that time But what you get from this whole thing is he never really wanted to be famous. He wanted to be an artist and he wanted to be a designer but the fame just kind of came along with it and he would have been extremely happy to be completely private and just doing his own thing but he had to do that in order to essentially make money and be able to keep making the stuff that he loved. He's portrayed. Here is such an average guy. He's just such a normal human being and this is one of those sad situations where someone with such a huge amount of creativity is kind of beaten and battered into a place where they're left so emotionally vulnerable and it's quite quite sad to see that that take place as well well. Mcqueen is in cinemas now and check my view at make the switch dot com dot a u also. Today is you're never really here just called this very dark and disturbing tale Joe. Joaquin Phoenix is a damaged man who suffers multiple layers of PTSD and frequently attempt suicide to finally quiet the pain when Joe's not taking care of his elderly mother. He's a hired gun for those with cash that needs something quite clean. Dopp when a job sends him to rescue the young daughter of a politician. Things get personal when Joe ends up pissing off the wrong people and the body stop piling up kids. Her name is Nina thirty five East thirty first street. I've heard of displaces..
"lee alexander mcqueen" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"He did start becoming depressed using drugs. He started to become isolated from his friends. How did how did those things come through in his designs. I think he's designs still kept kept being immaculate an amazing. But I think he tried to try to express some of the the confine and mental health issuing some of his show like invoice, but that was almost more of critic of the of the fashion world. Can you more about Voss? That's one of the most interesting parts of the documentary in my mind, yes. Yes. Verse was basically inspired by mental issues and is is father internalized when he was very young and the mass effect on the family. So I think he wanted to reflect that in his own work. But at the same time, he wanted to show how the fashion world can become almost like a bubble and something that you, you know, you completely always looked into and and you look the way from almost like in internet, Salem, in in an incident. So he's those inspiration is not literally emended lightest, but he took inspiration from his own life and. Some of the critic you wanted to to express and made out the show and that. That you know turning the turning the mirror to the fashion industry to make them look at themselves, was that reflective of a how he really felt about the industry was he was he did. He have a negative relationship with the industry. Yes, I'd say, you know, I say sometime you, it would be fine with it. They need be completely finding working industry and sometimes would just wake up one day and you know, fill the, it was all social. I think it is a lot of people that struggle research, an industries, this the creativity itself that you might be attracted to endure creative person. But then there's all the other dealing with the other aspect of fame and you know becoming these fashion designer and it's not a Rowley really felt comfortable with each just wanted to create. And I think that all those other aspect of the fashion industry constantly struggled with wanted to critique away. One last question for you, Ian for a longtime. It felt like Alexander McQueen was labeled bad boy or provocateur because of his work, but your documentary paints very intimate picture of why he was the way he was. What are you hoping that audiences see in Alexander mcqueen's work that they may not have seen before? I think they film you go behind the curtain. You really, really get a sense of demand. The men wise in the sensibility is Huma any is really, really struggled to reach the top. He didn't make it in five minutes, a low of his friends and colleagues says, you know, you work every single moment of the way every single day to get to way what so. I think there's a very inspiring journey into that. But at the same time does a strong message of being very careful not to let the industries and the fame of and and a success issue up and is the late you from yourself. You need to find the right balance between creativity commercials, and you. South. In. He's the director of McQueen the new documentary that looks at the life and work a fashion designer. Lee Alexander McQueen. You can catch it in Toronto opening at the hot docs, Ted Rogers cinema today, and you can find it invent couvert at the van city theater starting August tenth. Love CBC podcasts. Help us make them better. Take our CBC podcast listener survey. Now at CBC dot CA slash podcasts. The quick survey will help us improve your favorite CBC podcasts, CBC dot CA, slash podcasts..
"lee alexander mcqueen" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"His victims that was his graduation project as a fashion student. It actually launched his career and that show is very interesting inspired by the serial killer Jack the ripper. He used a human hair and blood colored blood colored paint. Immediately people either called him a breath of fresh air or a provocateur. Where do you think that that boldness came from? He was so young and experience. I think you need to, I think like low of young creative in any creative industry. You need to make a name for yourself, so you need to hit hard. But at the same time people can read if you know, honest. And if it's no coming from the bottom of your heart in this case, just wanted to put theme on the catwalk didn't always at place on the guy will mention Jack the ripper of raping, you know, like island rape and Ian, I should mention you're referring to Highland rape, which was another show that came early in Alexander mcqueen's career. Yes. So basically old theme for him. They were very important seamy wanted to discuss and because he used fashion to express his TV, he had to find, you know, didn't wanna whitewash the world e wanted to talk about genocide he wanted to talk about things, but you had to incorporate it within the fashion world. And that is not easy. And for the fashion world, they are themes that they not really keen on talking about it openly fashion is about selling clothes. And beauty and inspiration, and almost like unreachable goal and leave wanted to bring it back down to earth. Basically. Now, one of the interesting things is his background. It was very unconventional ad. Say as far as fashion goes, he didn't know the rules. He wasn't well versed in fashion history. What the other big brands were doing? Where was he pulling his inspiration from for shows like Jack the ripper was. I mean, Jack the ripper find semi was inspired by much by east background and wake him from the eastern of London. His mother had loved for genetics, and she, she would tell him about story about his family, and he found out that potentially one of the victim from Jack the ripper had been found at in front of the house of one of his ancestors. And I think from that on triggered him to to inspired him to actually delve into that world. So it's it's some elements ladies from his only story, so it would be inspired, but certain things like this and then won't to express that on the catwalk. If you're just tuning in, I'm Elliott son in for Tom power and you're listening to q. Ian Bonet is my guest. He's one of the filmmakers behind McLean a documentary that looks at the life of fashion designer. Lee Alexander McQueen through the lens of his work and the inspirations behind some of his most famous shows e and this I found very interesting. When you pitched the concept of this documentary to distributors, it was financed almost immediately three days. So people wanted. To hear the story of leagues McQueen getting other people in the inner circle to tell the story was much more challenging. Right? It wasn't an easy process. Why is that. No, no. And I think we had and evaluated as as hard it is for people to open up about Louis. I think what we didn't realize we knew we had died only seven years ago when we started the project six, seven years ago. But I think we didn't realize how much people were still so emotionally touch and marked by spicing and we, we was really hurtful people to open up about a behind. And the other thing is that there was a law of sensationalistic things written about liens Virga things written about Louis, and I think people had decided not to open up that easily. So they didn't want their word to be the words to be twisted and things to be said. Wrong thing to be said about. I think that's one of the main elements we always had to convince people is that we had to let them know that are pro was very much about celebrating leeann, putting the work at the forefront. And this is, you know, I said this to a few people is very..
"lee alexander mcqueen" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"His victims that was his graduation project as a fashion student. It actually launched his career and that show is very interesting inspired by the serial killer Jack the ripper. He used a human hair and blood colored blood colored paint. Immediately people either called him a breath of fresh air or a provocateur. Where do you think that that boldness came from? He was so young in experience. I think he needs to think like a lot of young creative in any creative industry. You need to make a name for yourself, so you need to eat hot. But at the same time people can read if you know, honest. And if it's no coming from the bottom of your heart. In this case, he just wanted to put theme on the catwalk didn't always at place on the guy will mention Jack the ripper of raping, you know, like island rape, and I should mention you're referring to Highland rape, which was another show that came early in Alexander mcqueen's career. Yes. So basically old theme for him. They were very important me wanted to discuss and because he used fashion to express his creativity, he had to find, you know, he didn't wanna whitewash the world e wanted to talk about genocide he wanted to talk about things, but you had to incorporate it within the fashion world. And that is not easy. And for the fashion world, they are themes that they not really keen on talking about it openly fashion is about selling clothes. Zing and beauty and inspiration and almost like unreachable goal and leave wanted to bring it back down to earth basically. Now, one of the interesting things is his background. It was very unconventional ad. Say as far as fashion goes, he didn't know the rules. He wasn't well versed in fashion history. What the other big brands were doing? Where was he pulling his inspiration from for shows like Jack the ripper was. I mean, Jack the ripper find sunny was inspired much by east background and wake him from the eastern of London. He's mother had loved for genetics, and she, she would tell him about story about his family. Any find out that potentially one of the victim from Jack the ripper had been found at in front of the house of one of his ancestors. And I think from that on each, we good him to to inspired him to actually delve into that world. So it's it's some elements like this from his only story. So it would be inspired, but certain things like this and then won't to express that on the catwalk. If you're just tuning in, I'm Elliott son in for Tom power and you're listening to q. Ian Burnett is my guest. He's one of the filmmakers behind McLean documentary that looks at the life of fashion designer. Lee Alexander McQueen through the lens of his work and the inspirations behind some of his most famous shows e and this I found very interesting. When you pitched the concept of this documentary to distributors, it was financed almost immediately three days. So people wanted to. To hear the story of leagues ended McQueen. Getting other people in the inner circle to tell the story was much more challenging. Right? It wasn't an easy process. Why is that. No, no. And I think we had and evaluated as as hard it is for people to open up about Li, I think what we didn't realize we knew had died only seven years ago when we started the project six, seven years ago. But I think we didn't realize how much people were still so emotionally touch and marked by spicing and we, we was very hurtful people to open up about a behind. And the other thing is that there was a law of sensationalistic things written about liens Verka things written about, and I think people had decided not to open up that easily. So they didn't want their word to be the words to be twisted and things to be said. Wrong thing to be said about Lee. I think that's one of the main elements are we always had to convince people is we had to let them know that are pro was very much about celebrating leeann, putting the work at the forefront. And this is, you know, I said this to a few people is very..
"lee alexander mcqueen" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"If you know the name Alexander McQueen likely associated with runways and red carpets. Lee Alexander McQueen was his full name and he was a kind of designer put on fashion shows that verged on performance art. It was just one of the ways that he pushed the boundaries of what fashion could be. His creativity landed him a job as a chief designer Jiangxi, the huge French label when he was only in his twenties and he founded his own brand which remains popular among stylists and celebrities to this day. But that's really just one snapshot of who Alexander McQueen really was a lot of people out there still wonder about the person behind all of this incredible work. Alexander McQueen died by suicide back in twenty ten when he was alive. He was known to say, if you wanna know me look at my work, that is what director Ian bonnet set out to do in his new documentary is called McQueen. And it leads you through the different chapters of the. Seiners work as well as archive footage and rear interviews with Leo exander mcqueen's friends and family. And as you're about to hear it allowed in nut to get to the core of who Lee was and still look back on everything that he achieved. I think Lee when beyond fashion. So you know, in fashion, you have people that work in season or star or colors. Lee work in ideas and concepts, and it could get inspired by book could get by by movie, could get inspired by the truly a piece of art, an artist like ribka horn. And so there wasn't like a clear way. You could always you every time you show an Alex MacQueen show you. You didn't know what to expect in could be completely different from one season to the next. What about the man behind the art who was Leila Zana McQueen to you? I think was very, very unbel-. Simple guy e basically painted in the media has. Bad boy of the of the British fashion world. It was very sensitive and maybe overly sensitive, and that's why we needed to to create sort of hard shelled for himself and sometime maybe look a little bit aggressive on the outside the inside. He was a very soft gentle person. Most of the people interviewed that remember him more what they miss the most by him. It's his sense of humour is always love the fact that you know he was a constant journey of of emotion with Lee may many times involved loads and loads of love, nothing. It's very important for audiences to understand. They're creating a fashion show and the number of credit to create every year sometime to fourteen year. The work was win, tense, Wisconsin, constant constant relentless. So sometimes you know, he goes too much and you get tired and you and you push yourself to delimit. But at the end of the day, they they were having great fun. Making it just hearing you talk about all of this stuff makes you realize that there's so many facets to this man and his work and so many different angles. You could've taken to tell the story and make a documentary about his life. What what were you guys looking to have be at the heart of this story we place to shows is fashion shows Lee, if you took the freshen shows from Lee Lee would have stock fashion. And I think you know, I think the fashion show it's almost almost started from the fashion show in the knees by some of the election. He had to have a concept in the night yet to work from. So that's what we did. We took it to his work to his word. Any would say, if you wanna know me, look at my work and immense at the shows is shows are Tabatha. So we basically cho- chose five major shows. And through that we explore more personal life is relationship is friends. Family is on issues. Israel. Shipped to freshen to is way than the way looked and we could have into some of the more documents has the mental issues he struggled with. You talked about the film being derived from his shows and in the end it was very interesting. You used five shows and you use them as chapters of historian chapters in your documentary. That first chapter revolves around Alexander mcqueen's first show, which was Jack the ripper stocks..
"lee alexander mcqueen" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"Great subscribe. Now, wherever you find your favorite podcasts. If you know the name Alexander McQueen you likely associated with runways and red carpets. Lee Alexander McQueen was his full name and he was a kind of designer put on fashion shows that verged on performance art. It was just one of the ways that he pushed the boundaries of what fashion could be. His creativity landed him a job as a chief designer Jeon. She the huge French label when he was only in his twenties, and he founded his own brand which remains popular among stylists and celebrities to this day. But that's really just one snapshot of who Alexander McQueen really was a lot of people out there still wonder about the person behind all of this incredible work. Alexander McQueen died by suicide back in twenty ten when he was alive. He was known to say, if you wanna know me, look at my work, that is what director Ian Burnett set out to do in his new documentary is called McQueen. And it leads you through the different chap. Actors of the designers work as well as archival footage and rare interviews with Leila Zander mcqueen's friends and family. And as you're about to hear it allowed in nut to get to the core of Hooghly was and still look back on everything that he achieved. I think Lee when beyond fashion. So you know, in fashion, you have people that work in season or start or colors leeward in ideas and concepts. And it could get inspired by book he could get by by movie, could get inspired by icily a piece of all noughties like Rebecca horn. And so it wasn't like a clear way. You could always you every time you show an Alex MacQueen show you. You didn't know what to expect could be completely different from one season to the next. What about the man behind the art who was leagues under McQueen to you? I think was very, very unbel-, simple guy e basically, you know, painted in the media. Has bad boy of the of the British fashion world, but it was very sensitive and maybe overly sensitive, and that's why we need to to create sort of hard shelled for himself in sometime maybe look a little bit aggressive on the outside. The inside was very of gentle person. Most of the people interviewed that remember anymore what they miss the most by him, it's his sense of humour is always love the fact that he was a constant journey of of emotion with Lee may many times involved loads and loads of love. Nothing. It's very important for audiences to understand. They're creating a fashion show and the number of collection he had to create every year sometime to fourteen a year. The word was win tense. Wisconsin's constant constant relentless. So sometimes you know, he goes too much and you get tired and you and you push yourself to delimit. But at the end of the day, they they were having great. It fun making it just hearing you talk about all of this stuff makes me realize that there's so many facets to this man and his work and so many different angles. You could've taken to tell the story and make a documentary about his life. What what were you guys looking to have be at the heart of this story. We place to shows is fashion shows Lee, if you took the fashion shows from Lee Li would have stock fashion. And I think he, you know, I think the freshen show, it's almost almost started from the fashion show, and then he is by some of the election. He had to have a concept in the night yet to work from. So that's what we did. We took it to his work to his word. Any would say, if you wanna know me, look at my work and immense at the shows is shows are other by graphical. So we basically cho- chose five Mitchell's. And through that we explore more personal life is relationship is friends. Family is on issues is resting shift to freshen to is weight than the way looked. And we could delve into some of the more darker elements as the mental issues he struggled with. You talked about the film being derived from his shows and in the end. It was very interesting. You used five shows and you use them as chapters of historian chapters in your documentary. That first chapter revolves around Alexander mcqueen's first show, which was Jack the ripper stocks..
"lee alexander mcqueen" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
"Wow, that's a tough one. Probably. Not because in a classroom bed implies that there's a lot of people that are going to be able to get it, and there's never a lot of people that's going to be able to get it. There's always certain. Lucky who ends gifted Hines, better going to get it. So, no, I don't think you had a but their people and classrooms who are going to be who are going to excel and creating something of their own. Sunny, I I, this is this is a hard question for me to ask. You aren't playing the saxophone anymore because of your health. I can't imagine any without a saxophone, but I'm guessing you can't either considering it was such an important part of your life. How have you come to terms with it? I've come to terms with not easily, but through my spiritual by the way, I hate the words virtual, but it. Yeah. The only would. But through my show reckoning. And it came to me after while it was hard. But I realized that I'm very fortunate. Not fortunate another would which said like, am very blessed person. I was blessed with the talent that I was given, and I was able to play music. I'm just grateful. I'm grateful that is able to play music. And even though I'm not playing, I'm still trying trying to be a better human being as befitted my music, the music that I was trying to play some trying to be a good prince and every person that there was an to others as would have them doing to you trying to be a kind person trying to be a generous person is much as you can trying to be helpful person, and that is what the real spirit of the music is when you can't play it. Well, then you. Have to live it and this way, that's what this jazz represents. Any great music. That's that's spiritual thing here go again, but that's true. Ethic. That's what it's about. By the way, it's a Mobis plying expert in my mind, imam still playing exercises and sequences and that stuff, so bad and never get rid of that. But I wanna be a good person man. It makes me feel that when I do that, I feel better. I feel holy really feel good, and I feel like that's what I was trying to do in my music. Now, I haven't traits express it in a different way. Sonny Rollins. It's a pleasure to speak with you today. Thank you so much. Thank you. Producer, Ben literally did not want to ever bring me in over that my voice compared to Sonny Rollins. Music just can't compare those beautiful interview in this music is so wonderful, Sonny Rollins performing one of his best known solos on tenor madness from nineteen fifty-six. And you heard that interview with Tom, sunny technically can't play the saxophone anymore, but it is clearly still very big part of his life. That is the podcast for Thursday, August second tomorrow on this show. I will chat with Ian von with one of the film directors behind McQueen, which is the story behind the revolutionary designer. Lee Alexander McQueen. I'm Ali Hassan, see you tomorrow. Love CBC podcasts. Help us make them better. Take our CBC podcast listener survey. Now at CBC dot CA slash podcasts. The quick survey will help us improve your favorite CBC podcasts, CBC dot CA, slash podcasts.
"lee alexander mcqueen" Discussed on Fashion Hags
"She made her a kept woman and eve had peer and peer and her husband were kinda like their parents. And they're like the naughty kids. That's fun. And she's like, I don't know how I managed to keep both relationships going this like naughty sibling relationship with either the just like travel and get into trouble and dislike fuck everything. And then but still managed to have a husband, and then eve still had peer and they managed to make it work, and they'd hang on all the time and they traveled together. And. What a to money like, oh boy, so fun. So that's another another way like a long lost sibling. Yeah. Even Betty wear. Amazing pictures of them together, like the safari outfits and staff and like she's got some mazing Garing kaftans. Oh for sure, scarves, and khaki and shaded or gradient. Absolutely. All right. Well, that's that's my ladies. That's good. Well, I I was going to. I did I sorted too. Because I started doing the first one and it got really sad. End on this note. So. Looking at McQueen, and he has a few music. So we'll I'll what what time are we here forty. Time. So initially I was looking at deafening Guinness 'cause she was quite influential to him. But I think more now having looked at that it sort of went the other way a little bit more that she got more out of him than he did owner relationship. Yeah. She was more of his clothes and was one of the people who could afford khloe on. I think that was more of a pay which is into say that she wasn't amused because she was but you kinda can't talk about her without talking about Isabelle blow. I yes, she she was like I number one basically discovered Alexander McQueen sheep to the reason why McQueen ended up passing away because she passed away. And he catch Catch you. you. Sorry. I'm jumping in here. No, I know grief with sad times these relationships that are so close and so tight with these artistic people who are, you know, wildly talented or what they do. Are. There's always some sad. I mean, always someone who people function on this level. Yeah. And have these personality types, especially these two anyway. So as all blow is actually she. Basically discovered him at his graduation show at central Saint Martins and bought the entire education. He. What about everything she bought the whole thing? Choose an editor at Tatler magazine and who's amused for Philip Tracy as well honor. Yeah, how does Aigner and she was enormously. Influential in in that kind of way where they talked every day she had all kinds of contacts in the industry and introduce him to all the right people. And you know, advocated for him and promoted him in lots of different ways told them to his his name is Lee Alexander McQueen, and she's like. Philly just go by Alexander, which is probably a smart move. Definitely worked. Yeah. And this is where I heard about news being on salary because when he got hired by phone she she was expected. She expected to be named amusing be put on payroll, and he didn't do so it caused a rift big time. Yeah. And that'll do it. But she basically got him out there and got him meeting the people that needed to know him. Yeah. Got basically got him the job, but she found she and and sort of she moved into her flat in London when he needed a place to live. And he kinda he kinda left her behind a little bit. Like his relationship was with. I mean with anyone basically was complicated. Tiger. Yeah. Not an easy guy to to be with very very out there. Very anti-establishment vary. Agree mayor too sick. Very you're very intense and incredibly talented artist and designer but not necessarily easy to deal with in lots of ways. Yeah. And so she kinda got left behind a little bit and her relationship with him as it sort of struggled contributed to her own depression issues, and she killed herself in two thousand and seven I believe. I forget if it's two thousand seven and it was three years before if it was two thousand and four anyway..