Never mind the Sex Pistols – here’s Vivienne Westwood. No wonder she’s sick of talking about that bloody punk band; there’s much more to her career and life.
Most people think of Vivienne Westwood as the orange-haired punk icon whose collaborations with Malcolm McLaren showed the world that cool style could be literally cut up and pinned together. But that was half a lifetime ago. And Lorna Tucker’s documentary sizzles with the intelligence of its plain-spoken subject.
Like a filmic answer to Westwood’s improvised practice of bricolage, Tucker juxtaposes interviews and observational footage with a wealth of archival footage, to striking and entertaining effect. Westwood emerges as a consummate innovator, never content to rest on her laurels.
Alongside Westwood’s radical designs and canny collaborations, we see her as a strident political activist who’s deeply ambivalent to establishment accolades. This is that rare fashion documentary that doesn’t buy into the bollocks!
We’re inviting you to dress as a punk, an icon or an activist and pay homage to Dame Vivienne Westwood when Luna Leederville presents an advance preview of WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST on Wednesday 17 October.
Come party with us from 6:15pm with a DJ in-cinema serving up the hits and complimentary boozy donuts from our friends at MOP Donuts Leederville to stuff into your faces on arrival (while stocks last). There will also be an in-cinema bar serving up trashy vs highbrow drinks (think: Emu Export vs Westwood-inspired cocktails), at Happy Hour prices! Film starts 7.00pm