Along with our fondest Christmas wishes to our viewers, SHOWstudio is delighted to announce a very exciting upcoming project for 2015 - Unseen McQueen!
In conjunction with the opening of Savage Beauty at the V&A on 14 March 2015, SHOWstudio will celebrate the life of the late Lee McQueen and his fruitful relationship with Nick Knight. Knight has filmed all of his photo-shoots since the late eighties and, for the first time, will reveal hidden gems from his archive to the public. One piece of unseen McQueen footage will be revealed each day from 13 - 20 March.
Knight's relationship with McQueen, who passed away in February 2010, began formally in 1996, when the two collaborated on a series of images for the Florence Biennale, though the pair had met previously at events and McQueen had begun to send Knight an annual Christmas fax.
Footage to be released as part of Unseen McQueen includes a candid interview with McQueen, filmed at the early stages of his career in 1997, footage of Knight shooting McQueen for the April 1998 cover of The Face - a now iconic image - and a video of Knight, Katy England, Michael Clark and McQueen collaborating on the unforgettable Blade of Light image featuring clothing from the They Shoot Horses, Don't They? collection from Spring/Summer 2004.
While you wait for our week-long tribute to McQueen to begin, revisit some of our greatest archive McQueen projects including Plato's Atlantis, McQueen's final collection before his death live-streamed by SHOWstudio, Transformer, in which Lee himself turns a bridegroom to a bride in seconds, and of course our first ever In Fashion interview with the late designer.