Velvet Goldmine (1998) is a British drama film directed and co-written by Todd Haynes set in Britain during the glam rock days of the early 1970s; it tells the story of the fictional pop star Brian Slade. Sandy Powell received a BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design and was nominated in the same category for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design. The film utilizes a non-linear structure to interweave the vignettes of the various characters.
The homosexual British journalist, Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale) is writing an article about the withdrawal from public notice the bi-sexual glam rock star, Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), speaking with those that had a part in the entertainer's career. As each person recalls their thoughts it becomes the introduction of the vignette for that particular segment in Slade's personal and professional life.