Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

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United Kingdom | 2018 | 78 minutes | Lorna Tucker

Opens July 13, 2018

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood's subversive looks helped ignite the punk rock movement and have continued to redefine British fashion for the past 40 years. Still sassy at 76, Westwood reveals her passions, inspirations, and fierce determination to retain the integrity of her brand and her legacy.

For nearly half a century, Westwood has been redefining British fashion, responsible for many of the distinct looks of our time. She was a revelation to the early punk movement for designing clothing for the SEX boutique, founded by Sex Pistols manager and her ex-partner Malcolm McLaren in 1974. She's since been a force for change and innovation in an industry made up primarily of male designers and executives. Lorna Tucker's feature-length documentary debut guides audiences along the unique path of Vivienne's life, from her early childhood in post-war England to the major runways of Milan and Paris, through a natural mixture of archival footage, ethereally crafted reconstruction, and interviews with her extensive network of creative collaborators.

  • Director: Lorna Tucker
  • Principal Cast: Vivienne Westwood
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 78 minutes
  • Producer: John Battsek, Shirine Best, Eleanor Emptage, Nicole Stott
  • Cinematographers: James Moriarty
  • Editors: Paul Carlin
  • Language: English