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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Ian Kelly


9781447254126

Picador


Fashion & textiles: design;
Biography;
Autobiography: arts & entertainment


Hardback

432 pages

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Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of our age. Fashion designer, activist, co-creator of punk, global brand and grandmother; a true living legend. Her career has successfully spanned five decades and her work has influenced millions of people across the world. For the first and only time, Vivienne Westwood has written a personal memoir, collaborating with award-winning biographer Ian Kelly, to describe the events, people and ideas that have shaped her extraordinary life. Told in all its glamour and glory, and with her unique voice, unexpected perspective and passionate honesty, this is her story.

By:   Vivienne Westwood, Ian Kelly
Imprint:   Picador
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 243mm,  Width: 163mm,  Spine: 47mm
Weight:   1.164kg
ISBN:   9781447254126
ISBN 10:   1447254120
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   October 2014
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dame Vivienne Westwood is a leading fashion designer and political activist. Ian Kelly is the prize-winning biographer of Casanova, Beau Brummell, Samuel Foote and Antonin Careme.


A book that feels like one long, fascinating gossip session with his subject and co-author, Ian Kelly chronicles the life of the designer who has had a an unparalleled impact on British fashion ... A thorough and fitting tribute Press Association As a practised, deft biographer, [Ian Kelly]'s already given us flash-lit lives of Beau Brummell and Casanova - and is thus a perfect match for the Enlightenment figure Vivienne Westwood aspires to be. The book is billed as told to , but one gets the impression it was one long stream-of-consciousness rant, careering off on an uproarious picaresque romp through a wild and often unaccountable life. Holding a legend to account is Kelly's dilemma - and his skill. He accomplishes it by the skin of his buckskin breeches, with a wit and humour of his own -- Philip Hoare Telegraph

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