Oswald Boateng stems from the fact that he was the youngest and first black tailor to open a shop on London's Savile Row. The way he has crossed boundaries and broken glass ceilings without hesitating once is something I admire and something which I myself strive to do in my life and in my career. I mean, this man has dressed the likes of Barack Obama, Samuel L Jackson, Daniel Day Lewis and Russell Crowefor god´s sake!
To summaries what I've read about this movie so far the film kicks off sometime in 1998 at a low point of his life when Boateng lost his business in the midst of a tough divorce. After that the film takes us on a journey through the next decade; charting Boateng's stint at Givenchy, his marriage, the birth of his two children, his second divorce, his celebrity-studded charity event in Ghana, fashion shows in Milan, Paris and London, trips to China, Russia, Los Angeles, Doha, runways, red carpets, offices, storefronts, parties, planes. It's fast-paste and at the same time glittering and glamorous and there somewhere in the middle of all this chaos stand Boateng, fearless and tireless.
Is 'The Gentleman' still alive?