It's the final day of our week-long Unseen McQueen series and time to unveil the last of our newly edited footage from Nick Knight's archive, alongside an interview with Knight and another of McQueen's collaborators.
In 2000, Knight and McQueen were commissioned to interview each other for i-D magazine. Filmed at London’s Hempel Hotel by Knight’s assistants, the conversation took place ahead of the launch of Knight and McQueen’s Angel project, a haunting 2001 sound and image installation, with exclusive Björk soundtrack that the pair filmed at La Beauté en Avignon. Only part of the footage survives, although all of the audio from the conversation remains intact.
In the last of our revealing chats with those who knew and worked with the late designer, Lou Stoppard discussed his work with American athlete, model and actress Aimee Mullins. In 1998, Lee McQueen selected her to appear on the cover of his guest-edited issue of Dazed & Confused, shot by Nick Knight. Off the back of this famous Fashion-able editorial, Mullins went on to model in the Alexander McQueen S/S 99 No.13 show, wearing a pair of prosthetic legs hand-carved from solid ash.
Our final interview with Knight unpicks the footage and the designer and photographer's creative relationship. Here, Knight discusses interviewing his friend and collaborator for i-D in 2000, the designer's legacy and his memories of their friendship.
Review the week's worth of newly edited footage and interviews now, and stay tuned; we'll be adding three new exclusive interviews to Unseen McQUeen tomorrow, 20 March.