A feature-length film about the rocky relationship between Alexander McQueen (who died in 2010) and Isabella Blow (in 2008) is in the works.
The Ripper — presumably named after McQueen’s provocative 1992 graduation collection from Central St. Martin’s, Jack The Ripper Stalks His Victims — traces the designer’s younger years and his formative time with Blow, his aristocratic muse, who it’s often thought, erroneously, to have scooped up all the looks from that show.
It’s unknown who’ll play the two central figures, although Variety reports the production company Maven will handle development. Co-founded by Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler, Maven has producing credits for James McAvoy’s Filth and Shia LaBeouf’s American Honey, while Styler’s directorial debut, Freak Show, starring Bette Midler and Laverne Cox, is in post-production.
This follows news of another McQueen biopic, directed by Andrew Haigh, apparently in an earlier stage of production than The Ripper.