She helped create the look of British punk rock in the 1970s – then went on to become a global fashion innovator. Now the amazing and unpredictable life story of Vivienne Westwood is told in a must-see new film: WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST. It will be released by Greenwich Entertainment DVD on September 11, 2018.
With exclusive, unprecedented access, director Lorna Tucker’s WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST is the first film to encompass the remarkable story of Vivienne’s life, her fashion, her personality, her activism and her cultural importance.
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.
From the producers of the acclaimed documentaries Searching for Sugar Man, Listen to Me Marlon and Restrepo, WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST blends archive footage, 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 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 business driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion.
Featuring supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, and former Vogue magazine editor-at-large André Leon Talley, the film was an Official Selection at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and its theatrical release by Greenwich Entertainment coincided with New York Fashion Week.
Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times called WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST “A fascinating, involving glimpse of both who Westwood was back in the day and who she is at this particular moment in time,” while Anna Smith of Time Out called it “the perfect film to double bill Phantom Thread with.”