The genius and the demons—an all too familiar pairing that has marked the lives and careers of artists for centuries. Alexander McQueen was one of them, a British couture giant who, at the height of his career, took his own life back in 2010. He was 40 years old. His journey and ascent through the fashion world, his creativity, and personal struggles form the subject of a biopic simply named, McQueen. Pacific Place (Seattle, USA) and Seattle Magazine will be presenting it at the center’s next Fashion Meets Film event on September 8.

The special 10am showing at AMC Pacific Place is sure to please fashion lovers who will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the designer’s world through interviews with his family and friends, personal archives, clips from his catwalk shows, impactful visuals, and sound bites. However, the hosts are hoping that guests will also pay close attention to the man behind the art, someone who, like so many others, was suffering at times in silence. The parallel aims of the event are to entertain and raise awareness of the devastating effects of depression.

Tickets cost US$20 each and all proceeds will benefit Forefront Suicide Prevention, a Center of Excellence based at the University of Washington and focused on reducing suicide by empowering individuals and communities to take sustainable actions. In addition to the theater entry and chance to support the organization, guests will be treated to a whole fashion and lifestyle experience with breakfast bites and mimosas, a photo booth (for those social media posts), swag, style surprises, and seats to Pacific Place’s fall preview trend show.