When Vivienne Westwood first began designing clothes in with the opening of her first boutique in London, Let it Rock, she would change the name of her store every time she unveiled a new collection. By , Westwood renamed her shop Sex and alongside her then-boyfriend and business partner Malcolm McLaren, she ushered in modern punk to the fashion mainstream. The grand dame of British design began dressing infamous punk group the Sex Pistols while McLaren served as their manager, subverting establishment norms and launching an artistic movement in the process. Westwood: Punk. Her meticulous nature serves as a reoccurring theme, as well as her fanaticism for inspiring political change through art. Although the main focus is on her designs and iconic role in the fashion world, the film also paints a portrait of the eclectic and rebellious designer who was greatly shaped by her relationships with romantic partners throughout her life.
Your shopping cart is empty. Check out our shop to see what's available. The shop was a dressing room for true revolutionaries; 'You couldn't imagine the Punk Rock thing without the clothing', Westwood said. In her rubber clothes and theatrical make-up, British rail put her in first class during her daily commute — they said, for her own protection.
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