Vivienne Westwood

Author: Vivienne Westwood,Ian Kelly

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447254139

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 1459

Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of our age. Fashion designer, activist, co-creator of punk, global brand and grandmother; a true living legend. Her career has successfully spanned five decades and her work has influenced millions of people across the world. For the first and only time, Vivienne Westwood has written a personal memoir, collaborating with award-winning biographer Ian Kelly, to describe the events, people and ideas that have shaped her extraordinary life. Told in all its glamour and glory, and with her unique voice, unexpected perspective and passionate honesty, this is her story. For the first and only time, she is both writing and collaborating on a unique personal memoir and authorised biography: partly her own voice, partly through contributions from her vast network of friends, family and associates. Ian Kelly (award-winning biographer of, amongst others, fashion maverick Beau Brummell and the original self-publicist, Giacomo Casanova) brings the insights of a historian and friend of Vivienne to the life and works of one of the major influences of our age in this wonderful, insightful collaboration.

Get a Life

The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood

Author: Vivienne Westwood

Publisher: Serpent's Tail

ISBN: 1782831827

Category: Design

Page: 380

View: 8258

Vivienne Westwood began Get A Life, her online diary, in 2010 with an impassioned post about Native American activist Leonard Peltier. Since then, she has written two or three entries each month, discussing her life in fashion and her involvement with art, politics and the environment. Reading Vivienne's thoughts, in her own words, is as fascinating and provocative as you would expect from Britain's punk dame - a woman who always says exactly what she believes. And what a life! One week, you might find Vivienne up the Amazon, highlighting tribal communities' struggles to maintain the rainforest; another might see her visiting Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy, or driving up to David Cameron's house in the Cotswolds in a full-on tank. Then again, Vivienne might be hanging out with her friend Pamela Anderson, or in India for Naomi Campbell's birthday party, or watching Black Sabbath in Hyde Park with Sharon Osbourne. The beauty of Vivienne Westwood's diary is that it is so fresh and unpredictable. In book form, generously illustrated with her own selection of images, it is irresistible.

Vivienne Westwood

Author: Fred Vermorel

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1468309854

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 571

The outrageously revealing ("Look, ma, no knickers!") biography of the high priestess of punk rock fashion. Vivienne Westwood was the Queen of Punk Rock and her fashions have scandalized and fascinated the world since the Sixties. Parading models bare-breasted down the catwalks of Paris, posing pantiless outside Buckingham Palace-she has an insatiable appetite for anarchic outrageousness. She has never lost her power to shock, and her continued innovations make her one of the most talked about fashion designers in the world. But little is know about this essentially private woman. What is she like What is the secret of her success. Gleaned from more than thirty years of interviews with Westwood herself, Vivienne Westwood describes for the first time in detail Westwood's childhood and early years; it also exposes the inside story of her stormy and bizarre relationship with musician and fashionista Malcolm McLaren. The author looks at the origins of Westwood's witty and erotic sensibility, placing it in the context of the sixties, and throwing light on the dynamics of punk and on Westwood's later ability to tap into the inner logic of fashion - a Romantic perversity which is at the heart of mass consumption itself. As a dirty history of the Sixties shared by Westwood, McLaren and the author, and as a story of the triumph of a mad, bad, outrageous girl, Vivienne Westwood succeeds brilliantly.

Vogue on Vivienne Westwood

Author: Linda Watson

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 9781849493109

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 3475

A provocateur, radical thinker, and instigator of the most important sartorial statements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Vivienne Westwood is a fearless nonconformist with a relentless passion for tradition. From the mini crini, the liberty corset, and the rocking-horse shoe to the stunning, sumptuous wedding dress worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City and Dita Von Teese's infamous purple wedding dress, Westwood has unleashed her imagination on the world for almost 40 years. Her Pirate and Edwardian looks were worldwide fashion trends, and her revolutionary designs include the co-creation of the punk style, the introduction of street style into high fashion, the reworking of the crinoline, the restyling of Harris tweed, and the reintroduction of platforms and the hourglass figure. She has been described by Anna Wintour as 'an unbelievable influence' and by Alexander McQueen as 'the Coco Chanel of our day'.

Vivienne Westwood: An Unfashionable Life

Author: Jane Mulvagh

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000751512X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 5343

The acclaimed biography of one of England’s great eccentrics and leading fashion designers.

Vivienne Westwood

Author: Gene Krell

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 9780789301154

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 79

View: 8932

Vivienne Westwood's iconoclastic career began in 1971, when she and Malcolm McClaren opened Sex, a London boutique selling American rock memorabilia and clothes. Her creative spark ignited the punk and bondage craze. This volume explores Westwood's world of theatricality, irony, and irreverence, where style is often a send-up. 60 illustrations.

Vivienne Westwood

Author: Claire Wilcox

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN: 9781851774050

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 8505

This volume is a full-length study of Vivienne Westwood's work as a groundbreaking fashion designer. It seeks to convey the dynamism and impact of her ideas from the early punk years to her more recent collections.

Vivienne Westwood

Spring Summer 2008

Author: Juergen Teller

Publisher: Steidl Dap

ISBN: 9783865216908

Category: Photography

Page: 44

View: 472

This book brings together images from the Spring Summer 08 Vivienne Westwood campaign. In his usual style, Juergen Teller photographed the collection by creating a highly theatrical mis-en-scéne which involved the collaboration of not only the models but also the designer herself.

100 Days of Active Resistance

Author: Vivienne Westwood

Publisher: Damiani

ISBN: 9788862081887

Category: Art

Page: 184

View: 937

In 2010 Vivienne Westwood and Lee Jeans launched an online manifesto-installation titled 100 Days of Active Resistance. The website invited people to submit an artwork, slogan or photograph responding to Westwood's conception of"Active Resistance to Propaganda," in which she argues for culture's capacity to elevate humanity above self-destruction. "It is not enough to follow world politics, see films and read the prizewinning bestsellers," she insists; "this is superficial, you need to go deep in order to understand who you are, what the world is and how things could be better. This involves culture which can only be acquired by self-education: human beings should mirror the world." Starting on September 8, 2010, for 100 days, one artwork was showcased online daily, ending with an exhibition displaying a selection of the best contributions. This volume gathers these works and commemorates the project.

Fashion & Perversity

A Life of Vivienne Westwood and the Sixties Laid Bare

Author: Fred Vermorel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747530763

Category: Costume design

Page: 245

View: 518

The story of one of fashion's most shocking and outrageous personalities. It recounts Westwood's humble beginnings and involvement in the punk movement while also giving an insight into the personal relationships and creative impulses of this influential designer.

Vivienne Westwood

Author: Catherine McDermott

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited

ISBN: 9781858687537

Category: Design

Page: 80

View: 9032

After receiving numerous accolades, including the prestigious Designer of the Year award, Vivienne Westwood is now acknowledged as one of the most influential names in the fashion design world.

The Very Best of Vivienne Westwood

Author: Frank Johnson

Publisher: Frank Johnson


Category: Reference

Page: 54

View: 9960

Vivienne Westwood is, of course, best known as one of the most renowned names in fashion design. Her works in fashion have revolutionised the industry’s landscape and inspired many new trends. Yet there is much more to Westwood than her extensive work in fashion. She is a symbol of boldness and is well known for her strong and outspoken opinions on a number of subjects. This book brings together some of her most notable quotes on a variety of topics.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth (Departure)

Royal Edition by Vivienne Westwood

Author: Taschen,Christopher Warwick

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836543088

Category: Photography

Page: 360

View: 7518

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Queen. The extraordinary public and private life of the world’s most famous monarch Her Majesty the Queen, Royal Edition by Vivienne Westwood is limited to 500 copies with special cover and clamshell case designed by British fashion legend Vivienne Westwood. Comes with the numbered and signed gelatin silver print Royal Departure by photographer Harry Benson. Art Edition B - No. 501-1,000 Royal Departure, 1966 by Harry Benson Gelatin silver print 28.9 x 40.5 cm / 11.4 x 15.9 in. (image), 33.5 x 45.7 cm / 13.2 x 18 in. (sheet) (Frame not included) This limited edition book, with a cover designed by Vivienne Westwood, is a hand-crafted couture collector’s item. Featuring a design referencing the Queen’s reign, Great Britain, and Vivienne’s own Gold Label collection, the cover is embellished with a drawing of the Star of the Noble Order of the Garter that is hand-stitched with silver metallic thread. The book is also encased in an elegant mother of pearl clam shell box. The understated white of the box has been designed to contrast against the resolute colour palette of the book inside. Also available in a second Art Edition (No. 1–500) with an alternative print. The artist: British fashion icon Vivienne Westwood is singlehandedly responsible for bringing punk and new wave into the mainstream in the 1970s, and remains one of the most influential designers in the fashion world today. Her first foray into fashion was a collaboration with Sex Pistols manager Malcom McLaren for his London shop, opened in 1971, and a decade later she presented her first catwalk show, entitled ""Pirates."" Her new romantic style was a dominant force in 1980s fashion, and her designs have continued to have a strong impact on clothing design and style in the world today. The photographer: Glasgow-born Harry Benson has photographed every US President since Eisenhower, the Civil Rights movement, and was next to Robert Kennedy when he was assassinated. As well as The Beatles, he has shot some of the biggest personalities of the last 50 years, including Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Her Majesty The Queen. In 2009, he was made Commander of the British Empire (CBE).

Vivienne Westwood

Author: Sean Connolly

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers

ISBN: 9780431139999

Category: Costume design

Page: 64

View: 4913

Biographies of foremost and fascinating artists, writers and other creative people.

Vivienne Westwood

Author: Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Publisher: Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 9781786037572

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5565

New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the life of Vivienne Westwood, the flame-haired fashion designer and impresario, in this inspiring true story of her life. When Vivienne was a young woman, she wasn't sure how a working class girl from England could make a living in the art world. But after discovering her passion for design and jewellery making, she erupted onto the fashion scene with a bang. Vivienne's designs became iconic, and she became famous for letting her clothes speak for themselves. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!

Punk Play Book

Starring Vivienne Westwood

Author: Matteo Guarnaccia

Publisher: Ore Cultura Srl (Acc)

ISBN: 9788866483243


Page: 96

View: 6452

* A collector's coloring and activity-book dedicated to the clothes, bands, and key people and places of the punk era; the complete guide to the brilliant world of punk * Celebrating everything punk. Color, cut, play This play book is being published four decades after the birth of punk, and it is devoted to one of the most spectacular youth revolutions in the whole of history: a provocation held together by safety pins, one that was rather short lived (1976-1980) but definitely made its point... and left a deep mark on our imagination. Thanks to torn clothing, spiky hair, chains, razor blades, studs, leather, sullen facial expressions, and a fast pace, the movement elbowed its way to the frontline of style. Punk was the product of an economic crisis, of the failure of ideologies, of the wake-up call of the dream of love and peace in the sixties, but it was also a healthy reaction to the tediousness and pomposity of the cultural pundits. It appeared with a rebellious and rude attitude, together with vibrant music performed by a motley crew of performers wearing garish stage outfits: from the Sex Pistols to The Clash, from Iggy pop to The Ramones. In spite of nihilist radicalness and its prophetic promise of "No Future", punk did guarantee a future to the fashion system by putting forward myriad new ideas. It ritualized violence, its visual terrorism was transformed into a successful sartorial stereotype. The Punk Playbook invites you to play punk by coloring in, cutting, pasting, and putting together figures that recall the places, the idiosyncrasies, and the cult heroes of the punk scene - and to enjoy the educational supplement dedicated to the movement's fairy godmother, the great name in fashion, Vivienne Westwood, and her outrageous creations.

Clothes for Heroes

Author: PunkPistol,Simon Easton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781781310137

Category: Fashion design

Page: 352

View: 5808

From a small boutique on London’s King’s Road in the 1970s, Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood started a fashion revolution. The clothes they created during their shop’s various guises as Let It Rock, Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die, SEX and finally Seditionaries provided not only the wardrobe for the Sex Pistols, but also a confrontational, taboo-busting aesthetic which continues to inspire designers to this very day. Indeed, their work appeared to have no precedent, as if the designs had appeared out of nowhere. A rubber T-shirt with bicycle tyres sewn around the arms and chicken bones spelling out ‘VENUS’ attached to the front. Images culled from pornographic magazines and Disney cartoons. Bondage trousers with straps between the legs restricting movement and a zip running around the crotch. Clothes made out of muslin, straggly mohair and towelling. Clothes to get you noticed and – on occasion – arrested. Today they are collectors’ items, sold for high prices in auction houses and hungrily sought out by investors and museums. PunkPistol, the author of Clothes for Heroes, has amassed what is widely seen as the world’s largest and most significant collection of Sex and Seditionaries clothing, much of which has never appeared in print or exhibitions before. In this book he has combined stunning photography of that collection, rare and unseen images from inside 430 King's Road and the 1970s punk scene, designs which never saw the light of day, and original testimony from key witnesses to the clothes’ creation, to produce the ultimate visual history of one of the key partnerships in contemporary popular culture.