New Film Captures the Angels and Demons of Alexander McQueen

McQueen, the documentary, is a searingly honest, funny, sad and thought-provoking film airing on British screens next week (June 4). Don’t miss it. The life story of this East End boy makes way beyond good is shown through never-before-seen home movies, audio tapes and behind-the-scenes footage shots. Testimonials from McQueen, close friends and family make this…

Travel

Pacing Manhattan

Every time I fly to New York I have a mile-long list of cultural, art-y things  I can’t wait to see. Every time I leave New York  I get discouraged by how little of that list I have seen. I’ve seen a lot, just not what’s on my list. I become another person when I…

Inside Dior – a Doc to Download

My passion-for-all-things-fashion pal Nancy invited me to see the new two-part documentary Inside Dior earlier this week at the Bulgari Hotel with the British director Michael Waldman there to answer questions. If you liked Dior and I, about ex-creative director Raf Simons’ challenging, artistic and triumphant first season at Dior, then Inside Dior is a must-see.…

Tate Modern Fatigue – Wanna Save the Tate for a Later Date? Then Read On

I know, I know,  the new Tate Modern is a must-see.  Switch House, the 10-story twisted pyramid of latticed brick is as mesmerising as it is overwhelming. The panoramic views from the 10th floor, the gorgeous Louise Bourgeois watercolours on the 4th  floor, the vast exhibition spaces with eye-popping installations,  the industrial concrete walls throughout, the…