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Vivienne Westwood

Sue Lawley's castaway is fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.

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

Last on

Fri 6 Aug 1993 09:05

Music Played

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  • Darius Milhaud

    Le boeuf sur le yoit

    Orchestra: Czech Philharamonic Conductor: Vladimir Valek

    • Milhaud - Le Boeuf Sur Le Toit.
    • Supraphon.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Shrovetide Fair (from Petrushka)

    Soloist: Philip Moll Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Conductor: Bernard Haitink

    • Petrushka.
    • Philips.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer Prelude 'A L'Apres-Midi D'Un Faune'

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

    • Ravel: Bolero, Debussy: La Mer & Prelude.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Sleeping Beauty - Panorama Act 2

      Soloist: Mincho Minchev, Francisco Gabarro Orchestra: The National Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Richard Bonynge

      • The Sleeping Beauty.
      • Decca.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Ondine (from Gaspard de la nuit)

    Soloist: Louis Lortie

    • Ravel: Piano Music Vol 2.
    • Chandos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major

    Soloist: Ilana Vered Orchestra: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Laurence Foster

    • Weekend Classics.
    • Decca.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Scherzo in B flat minor, Op. 31

    Soloist: Vladimir Ashkenazy

    • Chopin Pianoworks Vol 3.
    • Decca.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Sarcasms, Op. 17

    Soloist: Barbara Nissman

    • Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas Vol 3.
    • Newport Classics.
  • Book Choice

    • A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu - Marcel Proust

  • Luxury Choice

    • Multi-lingual dictionary


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Vivienne Westwood


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