Sam Taylor-Johnson got McQueen's help for Aaron
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 October 2014
Sam Taylor-Johnson has revealed Alexander McQueen "vetted" her husband Aaron Taylor-Johnson when they were dating and the late fashion designer was keen to make her wedding dress
Sam Taylor-Johnson got the late Alexander McQueen to "vet" Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' director, 47, organised a special dinner to find out what her British fashion designer pal - known as Lee to his friends - thought of her then-boyfriend, whom she met on the set of 2009's 'Nowhere Boy,' just months before he committed suicide in 2010.
She said: "Lee was a close friend, so when I met Aaron, Lee obviously wanted to meet him and vet him.
"We had this really fun dinner, and at the end of the evening Lee said, 'I so see you two getting married and staying together forever. I want to make your wedding dress.' So I said, 'Yes, of course!' "
Following the designer's tragic death, Sarah Burton stepped in to design Sam's gown for her wedding to Aaron, 24, in 2012.
She added to Harper's Bazaar magazine: "After that terrible thing that happened, Sarah sort of picked up the mantle and said, 'I'll make it in the spirit of him.'
"It was quite an emotional experience for both Sarah and me to go through the process of making that dress. There were lots of tears. But it was nice to feel in wearing that dress that he was part of the ceremony in a way."