Now That’s What I Call Punk
When the fact that you famously collected your OBE from the Queen wearing no underwear is probably the least interesting thing to be found on your long and illustrious CV, you know you’re likely to always be the most intriguing person in the room. Vivienne Westwood – dame, Britain’s most feted fashion designer, punk, septuagenarian, multimillionaire businesswoman, activist and mother is featured in a new documentary called ‘Westwood, Punk, Icon, Activist’ released this month. And if you’ve been paying the least bit of attention to any one part of her extraordinary career it should come as little surprise that, as someone who has spent her life going against the grain, she has already expressed her disappointment in the film and refuses to have anything to do with it. Once a punk always a punk? She released the following statement on twitter:
‘The Vivienne Westwood documentary set for release this year, ‘Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist’ has been made and produced by a third party and as it stands isn’t endorsed by Vivienne Westwood.
Lorna Tucker asked to film Vivienne’s activism and followed her around for a couple of years, but there’s not even 5 minutes activism in the film, instead there’s lots of old fashion footage which is free and available to view online. It’s a shame because the film is mediocre, and Vivienne and Andreas are not’
‘Westwood, Punk, Icon, Activist’ opens in London, March 23rd 2018.