Two documentaries recount the lives of legendary British fashion designers.
One more week left of the Seattle International Film Festival — just time to catch two big fashion documentaries. “McQueen” recounts the short, tumultuous life of British designer Alexander McQueen, who died by suicide in 2010 (he was just 40) but left behind a legacy of exquisite and sometimes disturbing creative work, and a fashion house still acclaimed today. (Remember that other royal wedding, a few years back? The former Kate Middleton’s wedding gown was by Sarah Burton for McQueen.) “Westwood: Punk. Icon. Activist” profiles another British designer, Vivienne Westwood, now in her 70s and still creating innovative fashion (including Carrie’s stunning wedding gown in the “Sex and the City” movie) and lending energetic support to the causes of climate change, nuclear disarmament and civil rights. “McQueen” screens 7 p.m. June 5 at the Uptown and 4 p.m. June 8 at Pacific Place; “Westwood” is at 6:30 p.m. June 4 at the Uptown. Ticket info: siff.net.