Naomi Campbell and Shalom Harlow marked 10 years since the death of Alexander McQueen on Tuesday by posting heartfelt tributes on social media. The British fashion designer and couturier, who founded his eponymous label in 1992 and headed up Givenchy …
Naomi Campbell and Shalom Harlow marked 10 years since the death of Alexander McQueen on Tuesday by posting heartfelt tributes on social media.
The British fashion designer and couturier, who founded his eponymous label in 1992 and headed up Givenchy from 1996 to 2001, passed away at his home in London on 11 February 2010 at the age of 40, with his death sending the industry into mourning.
To mark the 10th anniversary of his death on Tuesday, McQueen’s models, friends, and collaborators took to Instagram to remember him in touching posts.
Campbell shared a throwback picture of her with McQueen and his best friend and muse Annabelle Neilson, who died in 2018, and wrote in the caption, “Annabelle, thank you for sharing your best friend and brother with me. I will never forget this day 10 years ago!! You will remain in my heart not only as one of our most significant designers of all time, but as a compassionate and insightful and loyal friend to the end… I love you, MAY YOU BOTH REST IN PEACE. always in my heart .. #AlexanderMcQueen #10Years.”
Harlow shared a throwback photo of her and McQueen backstage at the spring/summer 1999 fashion show ahead of the iconic moment her white dress was spray-painted black and yellow by robots as she rotated on a circular platform.
“Thank you for touching us all with your magic Lee #alexandermcqueen #mcqueen,” she wrote in the caption, referring to McQueen’s first name. She also shared a video of the spray-painting moment on her Instagram Stories and added the same caption.
In addition, model Karen Elson uploaded a throwback photo and wrote, “Thinking of you Lee, thank you for the magic, the inspiration and for your big and beautiful heart. We all miss your infectious laugh and cheeky grin,” as did director Sam Taylor-Johnson, who added, “Ten years ago today he left this world (heartbreak emoji).”
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Emilia Clarke turned down the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey because she didn’t want to get naked onscreen again.The British actress was among the stars considered to play Anastasia Steele in the 2015 adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic novel, with the…
Emilia Clarke turned down the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey because she didn’t want to get naked onscreen again.
The British actress was among the stars considered to play Anastasia Steele in the 2015 adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic novel, with the film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.
However, Emilia has now shared that she rejected an offer to portray the leading lady as she was sick of being asked questions about disrobing for hit TV series Game of Thrones, in which she played Daenerys Targaryen.
“Well, Sam (Taylor-Johnson) is a magician. I love her, and I thought her vision was beautiful. But the last time that I was naked on camera on (Game of Thrones) was a long time ago, and yet it is the only question that I ever get asked because I am a woman,” she said during The Hollywood Reporter’s Drama Actress Roundtable, which also included Patricia Arquette, Michelle Williams, Christine Baranski, Danai Gurira and Niecy Nash. “And it’s annoying as hell and I’m sick and tired of it because I did it for the character – I didn’t do it so some guy could check out my t**s, for God’s sake. So, that coming up, I was like, ‘I can’t.'”
Emilia went on to explain that she also feared being “pigeonholed” in Hollywood.
“I did a minimal amount and I’m pigeonholed for life, so me saying yes to that, where the entire thing is about sensuality and sex and being naked and all of that stuff, I was just like, ‘No way am I going to voluntarily walk into that situation,’ and then never be able to look someone in the eye and be like, ‘No, you can’t keep asking me this question,'” the 32-year-old commented.
Anastasia was ultimately played by Dakota Johnson, while the part of Christian Grey went to Jamie Dornan. The duo reprised their roles for the two follow-up films in the franchise; 2017’s Fifty Shades Darker and 2018’s Fifty Shades Freed.
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Sam Taylor-Johnson struggled to find movies to direct after the success of Fifty Shades of Grey. She took charge of the first movie in the highly-popular film franchise, which grossed $571 million (GBP438 million) worldwide, and she expected to be off…
Sam Taylor-Johnson struggled to find movies to direct after the success of Fifty Shades of Grey.
She took charge of the first movie in the highly-popular film franchise, which grossed $571 million (GBP438 million) worldwide, and she expected to be offered project after project following her success, but nothing came her way.
She tells IndieWire, “I literally was scrambling still, in exactly the same position I was prior to that.
“I’d say to my agent, ‘I love this book. I really love it. What’s the deal with it…? I know I’m fully capable’.”
“I’ve done a short film,” she adds. “I’ve done an indie. I’ve done a blockbuster. I’ve done a TV show. I’ve just now done extreme small budget. I’m experienced across the board. I’ve shown I’m capable, but I’m still far down the list.”
Sam also felt anxious about returning to work quickly after having children with her husband, actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, because she worried she would lose out on projects if she spent too long away from filmmaking.
“After I did Nowhere Boy, and we had two kids, I was very aware that that was going to reduce my stock,” she says. “I had this innate panic that I had to finish nursing and get back out there and do meetings, and show that I was still present because if I left it too long, I was the mom at home with four kids…
“It was that thing that I don’t want to become irrelevant to the filmmaking world just because I have kids. I want to show that I can still do it.”
“It’s sort of sad that you have to feel that way, because it’s such a boring thing to have to say, but no male director gets that: ‘Oh, you’ve just had a baby. You’re not going to be able to make a movie’.”
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