With exclusive, unprecedented access, Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist is the first film to encompass the remarkable story of Vivienne’s life, her fashion, her personality, her activism and her cultural importance.
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 recent time. Blending archival footage and insightful interviews a portrait emerges of Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, taking viewers on her journey — from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan.
It reaches out to those who might not know much about this icon. The film was funny, charming, and absolutely inspiring. You kind of wish you were Vivienne’s best friend. It’s an honest look at her career, but doesn’t dig too deep because it’s hard to, and it’s also creative in its approach to storytelling by contrasting her past with her now. And she tells you to F off a lot!
USA 2018, 80 min, rated M (offensive language & nudity)
Directed by Lorna Tucker