Vivienne Westwood

Ian Kelly Vivienne Westwood

The authorized life story of Dame Vivienne Westwood, told for the first time.

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.

Genre: Non-Fiction
ISBN: 9781447254140
Published: 27/08/2015

Ian Kelly

Ian Kelly

Ian Kelly has written prize-winning biographies of Casanova, Beau Brummell, and Antonin CarĂªme. He combines this with acting, from the art-historian in Lee Hall’s The Pitman Painters to Hermione’s father in the final instalments of the Harry Potter films.

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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

Dame Vivienne Westwood is a leading fashion designer and political activist. Photograph (c) Andy Gotts MBE 2014.

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