- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: V & A Publications (26 Sept. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 185177405X
- ISBN-13: 978-1851774050
- Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 1.6 x 28.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Vivienne Westwood (VA) Paperback – 26 Sep 2005
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'A delight for any followers of fashion' The Daily Express. 'This fabulous book serves as an informative and colourful look at the hugely influential designer's life and work' OK! 'A fascinating study of Vivienne's illustrious career' Hello! ***** (Westwood) truly is the Grand Dame of British fashion. And this book is a fitting celebration of that' Heat. '***** Drooling matter for all fashionistas' New Woman. 'Lavish ... colour-drenched, mirror-glossy, and snapped by the likes of Mario Testino and Annie Leibovitz' You Magazine, Mail on Sunday. --The Daily Express
About the Author
Claire Wilcox is a leading expert on contemporary fashion. She curated the highly successful V&A exhibitions Vivienne Westwood (V&A 2004) which is now touring to Australia, China and Germany, Radical Fashion (V&A 2001) and The Art and Craft of Gianni Versace (V&A 2002) and edited the accompanying books. She is the author of Bags (V&A 1999) and Modern Fashion in Detail (with Valerie Mendes, V&A 1998).
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Top Customer Reviews
The book itself, is better than any of the attempts at writing a decent biography of her career. This is because of the huge contribution westwood made towards the book, which includes pictures from her own collection- and most notably the foreward at the beginning from the designer herself. She worked closely with clare wilcox, who organised the V&A exhibition so she knows her stuff!
And so it begins with the foreward, then a concise history of her career. From her childhood where she made her own clothes, to her punk days with mclaren and onto the present day.
The vast majority of the book is made up of pictures/photos of her much of her collections up to the present day.
It is such an amazing book, i like to flick through it every now and then to draw some inspiration from this truly amazing designer.
A must have.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Came quickly. Bought it as a birthday present. So didn't see inside as it was sealed.Published 1 month ago by cherie
Bonkers as always, at least Vivienne's work is different and pushes the envelope. Fun and a great coffee table book.Published on 22 May 2013 by Louise Haugh
An excellent book containing amazing pictures throughout Vivienne Westwood's contribution to fashion. The perfect book for all Vivienne Westwood fans.Published on 24 Nov. 2012 by Lindsay
I received this item, only to find out that my girlfriend already had a copy. I am very disgusted with this as this is completely amazon's fault. Read morePublished on 13 Nov. 2012 by TJC
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