Dame Vivienne Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Dame Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood is one bad­ass designer. She was at the forefront of the British Punk movement in the 70s, with her partner at the time Malcolm McLaren (manager of the Sex Pistols) and is still rocking it today at age 74. As well as a designer, Westwood is also widely known as a political activist supporting the Green Party in the UK. Here’s some of her most powerful, and inspirational quotes:

“I’ve always felt heroic about my life… As a child, I remember little girls in the playground moaning about how boys could do more than they could. I didn’t think that was the case at all. My parents didn’t treat me as a girl.”

“It is not possible for a man to be elegant without a touch of femininity.” “The sexiest people are thinkers. Nobody’s interested in somebody who’s just vain with a hole in their head, talking about the latest thing — there is no latest thing. It’s all rubbish.” “You’ve got to invest in the world, you’ve got to read, you’ve got to go to art galleries, you’ve got to find out the names of plants. You’ve got to start to love the world and know about the whole genius of the human race. We’re amazing people.” “Buy less, choose well.” “I think dress, hairstyle and make­up are the crucial factors in projecting an attractive persona and give one the chance to enhance one’s best physical features.”

Now its Vivenne Westwood: Punk, Icon Activist ….. The Movie

Set to celebrate the icon that is Vivienne Westwood, this documentary will show the life of the designer up close and personal. Including interviews from her closest friends and family, including Joseph Corré, the documentary will be part fashion history lesson and part showcase of a legend. And considering Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist is played at the Sydney Film Festival in June.



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