Yes, that is Mr. Byrne getting the haute treatment from one of the most talked-about men’s fashion designers in the industry today: Ozwald Boateng. Mr. Boateng’s rise to fame is the subject of a new documentary, A Man’s Story, which will be released in the UK in March. Read below for more information and the trailer for the film, which features our man being fitted (a bit too tight there!) and smiling about it.

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A MAN’S STORY profiles Ozwald Boateng, his design, his business, his personal life. Charismatic, glamorous, hard-working and very humanly flawed, Boateng’s personal and professional triumphs and set-backs are the fascinating heart of this film which is set against a back-drop of models, movie stars and fabulous locations.

The Movie, which was shown at various Film Festivals last year such as the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Bergen Film Festival, Cambridge Film Festival, Rio Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival to name a few, features cameos from some of your favorite stylist celebrities; Forest Whitaker, Gabriel Byrne,  Laurence Fishburne, Will Smith, Sir Richard Branson, Spike Lee, Paul Bettany,  Prince Charles & “the designer who inspired everything in Ozwald to create” – Giorgio Armani.

A Man’s Story

UK Cinema Release Date: Friday 9th March 2012
Directed by: Varon Bonicos
Produced by: Alastair Clark, Rachel Robey
Starring: Ozwald Boateng, Giorgio Armani, Michael Bay, Paul Bettany, Richard Branson, Gabriel Byrne, Don Cheadle, Daniel Day-Lewis, Laurence Fishburne, Jamie Foxx, Spike Lee, Prince Charles, Keanu Reeves, Will Smith, Forest Whitaker, Ray Winstone

Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes (approx.)

Movie Synopsis: African in origin, superstar men’s fashion designer Ozwald Boateng has journeyed from the North London suburbs to London’s posh, iconic Savile Row. A real oddity in his industry, Boateng inhabits a vibrant, surreal world, surrounded by the jetset, colored by the lens of glamor both implied and actual. Shot over twelve years by director Varon Bonicos, A Man’s Story shows us a man in process, as well as in progress. It’s a biographical documentary as unique, layered and compelling as its subject.


Now just hold still, Mr. Byrne. This won’t hurt a bit!


  1. Kim Serrahn /Connell (@kimserrahn)

    This seems to be an interesting story. And Mr.B’s face is priceless. LOL

    • I did not know Mr. Byrne could squeak. He is so funny! I hope he is in this movie a lot, but if not, it still looks like a great story and I’ll check it out once it is available. I love being inspired by people who overcome the obstacles that life has presented them….

  2. I must admit that I have never been interested in fashion, but this sounds like an interesting documentary, and with Gabriel in it I would love to see the movie.

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