Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Nominee
Grand Jury Prize ~ World Cinema: Documentary
Sundance Film Festival
It provides a fascinating, involving glimpse of both who Westwood was back in the day and who she is at this particular moment in time.

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Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist


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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.
Genre
Documentary, Pop Culture, Women and Film, Culture Vulture, Fashion, Politics & World Affairs, Environment
Runtime
83
Language
English
Director
Lorna Tucker
Cast
Vivienne Westwood
Awards:
Nominee, Grand Jury Prize ~ World Cinema: Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Guy Lodge, Variety

The word “icon” in the title of any biographical documentary is more often than not a promise of unqualified celebration, and so it is in “Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist,” Lorna Tucker’s consistently entertaining, enthralled portrait of aberrant British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. Sharp ...

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