By  on July 20, 2018

At its best, runway fashion delivers pure magic. The mid-Nineties through the Aughts were a golden age of such magic, and one of its greatest sorcerers was Lee Alexander McQueen. Season after season, McQueen would transport his audiences to places fantastical — usually exquisite, often dark, sometimes on that treacherous precipice between sanity and madness. He awed and he outraged, and always, he captivated. “So what?” was not in his repertoire.

McQueen’s brilliant body of work provides the structural foundation for the compelling documentary “McQueen.” The film, directed by Ian Bonhôte and written and co-directed by Peter Ettedgui, opens today in New York at the Angelika Film Center and Landmark at 57 West, and in Los Angeles at Landmark and Pacific Arclight Hollywood.

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