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Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018)



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Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols' manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne's fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand's integrity, her principles and her legacy in a business driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion.


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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

Lorna Tucker's consistently entertaining, enthralled portrait of aberrant British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.

February 2, 2018 | Full Review…
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Her zippy 80-minute film is at it's best when we hear insights from Westwood on her outlook of the world.

April 27, 2018 | Full Review…

With amazing access, director Lorna Tucker gets up close and personal with iconic designer Vivienne Westwood to trace her life story and explore how she works.

April 27, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Tucker's film is at its best when covering Westwood's extraordinary rollercoaster journey from failed housewife to outsider artist to the go-to designer.

April 2, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Lorna Tucker's portrait of Vivienne Westwood uses the style of a TV arts documentary. Its main source of life, then, is the irascible, earnest and meandering personality of the dame herself, and this provides a fairly entertaining show.

March 25, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A gloriously eccentric one-off and a fashion original, she is an entertaining subject for this watchable documentary.

March 25, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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