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This Is England (2006). Shane Meadows’ most personal film and maybe his best, This Is England brilliantly captures 1980s England, the skinhead subculture and the white nationalist movement as seen through the eyes of the brilliant Thomas Turgoose’s 12 year-old Shaun.

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Givenchy by Alexander McQueen, Fall Winter 1999 Ready-to-Wear. Photographed by Thierry Orban. Sarah Burton: ‘I remember one collection - the prêt-à-porter autumn/winter 1999-2000 collection - which involved a model in a Perspex robotic body. The guy who made the robot told us ten minutes before the model walked out, “If she sweats in the suit, she’s going to electrocute herself. So tell her not to sweat”.

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I’m totally gobsmacked! Alexander Yakovlev is a rare gem who really knows how to capture the incredible grace of ballet . I am esp...

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Soaps are as profound as great literature

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Alexander McQueen – his genius in pictures

McQueen - A scooped funnel neck festooned with fresh and silk flowers from the spring/summer 2007 Sarabande show. The show notes cited inspirations including Stanley Kubrick's 1975 film Barry Lyndon, European society figure Marchesa Luisa Casati and the artist Goya

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Land of the Giants, Kurt Kasznar , Alexander B. Fitzhugh, Irwin Allen

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Alexander McQueen repeatedly used the theme of birds within his work. He was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's classic film The Birds and based his 1995 spring/summer collection the film. More recently his autumn/winter 2009 collection also showed his obsession with Hitchcock.

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Alexander McQueen: into the light

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