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Vivienne Westwood / Claire Wilcox ; introduction by Vivienne Westwood.

By: Wilcox, Claire.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London ; New York : V&A, 2004Description: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1851774068.Subject(s): Westwood, Vivienne, 1941- | Costume designDDC classification: Review: "Vivienne Westwood is a global icon whose career has successfully spanned three decades, from the early days of punk to the coming-of-age of her own fashion-house. Published to accompany a major V&A exhibition - the first ever Vivienne Westwood retrospective - this book is also the first full-length study of her work as a groundbreaking fashion designer."--BOOK JACKET.
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Vivienne Westwood is a global icon whose career has spanned three decades from the early days of punk to the successful establishment of her own fashion-house. The first ever Vivienne Westwood retrospective, this book is also the first full-length study of her work as a groundbreaking fashion designer.
Claire Wilcox's perceptive text sheds new light on the sources of inspiration, motivation and working practices of this fascinating and dedicated designer.
A stunning sequence of photographs charts the evolution of Westwood's work through key collections such as Pirate, Mini-Crini, Anglomania and Harris Tweed. Together text and images illuminate Westwood's working methods, focusing on her tailoring techniques, fabrics and patterns, and the costumes and paintings form major museum collections that have provided a constant source of inspiration.
Over 250 illustrations convey the dynamism and impact of her ideas, presenting imaginative and stunning creations that have been a major influence on fashion, music and art since the 1970s. Outfits worn by the Sex Pistols contrast with more recent creations for Sarah Jessica Parker, Tracy Emin and Cameron Diaz, demonstrating why Westwood is still the most talked-about designer in Britain. The photographs - a mix of ad campaigns, fashion shoots, catwalk shots and rare archive material - have been personally selected by Vivienne Westwood, and present her own vision of the high-points of a career characterised by constant innovation and variety.

"Vivienne Westwood is a global icon whose career has successfully spanned three decades, from the early days of punk to the coming-of-age of her own fashion-house. Published to accompany a major V&A exhibition - the first ever Vivienne Westwood retrospective - this book is also the first full-length study of her work as a groundbreaking fashion designer."--BOOK JACKET.

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