Lorna Tucker / 2018 / UK / 80min / documentary / English / Chinese subs
"Dame-d by the very Queen she and her fellow punks once desired to 'destroy', Vivienne Westwood has gone from national joke, ridiculed for her outré, rude fashion design, to national treasure, but at 76 she hasn't mellowed with age." –– Times of London
"Consistently entertaining" –– Variety
“I don’t need to sell anything I don’t like,” –– Vivienne Westwood
100% on Rotten Tomatoes
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 our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne's fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire, to the opening of her seminal punk fashion boutique Sex in the 70s, and later to the runways of Paris and Milan. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand's integrity, her principles and her legacy in a fashion industry driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion.