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Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Documentary film reflecting on the extraordinary career of Dame Vivienne Westwood, looking closely at her artistry, her activism and her cultural significance.

Dame Vivienne Westwood is punk rock’s grande dame. This one-time agent provocateur became the doyenne of British fashion, an eco-conscious Boudicca and one of the most influential originators in recent history.

This film reflects on her extraordinary career from her early uphill struggle to success, and looks closely at her artistry, her activism and her cultural significance. Blending iconic archive and newly shot observational footage, this era-defining yet intimate origins story is told in Vivienne’s own words, and through touching interviews with her inner circle of family, friends and collaborators.

This is the first film to encompass the remarkable story of one of the icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles - and her legacy.

1 hour, 18 minutes

Last on

Sat 26 Oct 2019 21:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:14



  • 00:47

    Rob Starr & The Hollywood Singers + Orchestra

    Once Upon A Time In The West

  • 00:48

    Murray Perahia, English Chamber Orchestra

    Concerto No. 4 In G Major For Piano and Orchestra, K. 41: II. Andante

  • 01:13

    André Rieu



Role Contributor
Director Lorna Tucker