Vivienne Westwood

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The castaway in Desert Island Discs this week is fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. Avant-garde, surprising and often shocking, Vivienne first drew media attention when, in the late 1970s, she founded the punk movement with Malcolm McLaren. These days, though hardly orthodox, she has become more mainstream - in 1990 and 1991 she was named Designer of the Year, and she has just been awarded an OBE in the most recent Honours list. She'll be talking to Sue Lawley about her impressive career and revealing that, though fashion has been her life, her first love has always been books.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Sleeping Beauty Panorama, Act 2 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Book: A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust
Luxury: Multi-lingual dictionary

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40 minutes

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Fri 6 Aug 1993 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestVivienne Westwood

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