Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

Ian Kelly

4.17 based on 504 ratings & 58 reviews on Goodreads.com
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27 August 2015
9781447254140
464 pages
Synopsis

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. Both her name and brand are recognised the world over, whilst at home in the UK she has attained National Treasure status as the nation's favourite fearless female icon.

This is her story. Told for the first time in all its glamour and glory and with her unique voice, unexpected perspective and passionate honesty: 'The living deserve respect. The dead deserve the truth; Ian and I are working together on this and I am excited that this will be my story, the story nobody ever did before.'

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.

This wonderful memoir, which is adorned with beautiful images, provides a captivating portrait of a fascinating character

Daily Mail

An uproarious picaresque romp through Westwood's wild life

Daily Telegraph

This serious biography explores not only Westwood's life and career but also decades of British history and the way in which the fashion industry has developed. . .I consumed the 500-page biography in gulps, cramming it in and then decelerating to wallow in Kelly's sinuous prose

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