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Alexander McQueen, Isabella Blow Film 'The Ripper' In The Works

Sep 01, 2016 10:47 AM EDT
Late designer Lee Alexander McQueen
(Photo : Getty Images/Frances Guillot ) Late designer Lee Alexander McQueen

A new fashion film about Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow is in the works.

According to Variety, the film, titled "The Ripper," is being developed by Maven Pictures and will document the relationship between the famed fashion designer and his muse. The script has been written by Gesha-Marie Bland, but no other details have been revealed yet.

A spokesman for Alexander McQueen told WWD that the fashion house isn't involved with the film project.

Blow, an aristocratic fashion editor who worked as style editor of London's Sunday Times and fashion director of Tatler, died from an overdose in 2007, and McQueen committed suicide in 2010.

"I learned a lot from her death," McQueen told W in 2008.

"I learned a lot about myself. [I learned] that life is worth living. Because I'm just fighting against it, fighting against the establishment. She loved fashion, and I love fashion, and I was just in denial," he added.

Blow is credited with discovering McQueen and was a huge fan of his work from the beginning — she bought the designer's entire 1992 Central Saint Martins graduate collection.

Another film about McQueen — a biopic directed by Andrew Haigh — is also currently in development.

One year ago today, Andrew Wilson's biography of McQueen was released by Scribner/Simon & Schuster. Parts of this book, "Blood Beneath The Skin," will be incorporated into Haigh's film.

"Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" attracted more than 660,000 visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art while it was open in 2011, making it the highest trafficked show at the Met's Costume Institute at the time. It was similarly successful at London's Victoria & Albert Museum, where it drew in 493,043 people during its 21-week run.

Keep checking back with us for more updates and more information on the upcoming McQueen/Blow film "The Ripper." 

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