MCQUEEN ON FILM: Sunday might have marked the close of the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, but the designer’s archive is getting another lease of life, thanks to Nick Knight’s ShowStudio Web site.

Knight, together with filmmaker Younji Ku and art director Jon Emmony, has created a montage of ShowStudio’s archive footage of the late Lee Alexander McQueen’s creations, for a film called “Lee Alexander McQueen, 1969-2010.” Knight has taken footage of some of McQueen’s most striking looks — among them a red feathered dress from his spring 2001 show, and a sculptural houndstooth outfit from his fall 2009 collection — and has heightened the looks’ impact by distorting the footage and embellishing it with 3-D animation.

The latest project adds to “Unseen McQueen,” a ShowStudio film that features footage of McQueen’s collaborators talking about working with the designer, whose release coincided with the “Savage Beauty” opening in March. The new film is currently live on the showstudio.com Web site.

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