Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Vivienne Westwood























This one post on mintcar sent me on a mad spiral this weekend. I forgot how great Vivienne Westwood is! What a character. And still producing such beautiful, interesting and culturally relevant things after all this time. I love to see how her creativity and talent has grown into such a force to be reckoned with.

Here is part 2 to that video that mintcar posted and some other good videos are here, here, here (wish there was less "Duran" and more VW in this one but there you go...), here, and here.

Links!

...official website...
...wiki...
...collections at style.com...
...book with photo of her famous "no knickers" moment...
...2004 exhibition at the V&A (click throught the side links for info)...
...New York Times bio...
...a short article at KQED Arts...
...another article at guardian.co.uk....
...The Vivienne Westwood Opus (not sure what this is all about yet...I need to go back and figure it out)...


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3 comments:

SNAP! said...

this is great! i agree - what a character ;)

bs said...

oooh...this is a great post too...
I love Vivienne Westwood!
she's a super genius.
if you haven't read that "Fashion and Perversity" book it's definitely worth reading.
the guy that wrote it is really crazy in a good way.
I like your curatorial selection here, nice mix of old and new pictures.

Bree said...

Ya ya!! I totally forgot how super-cool she was - now I love her more than ever.

I should read that book. Will find. Promise.

Thanks for your comments! Always welcome/enjoyed muchly.