Westwood: Punk. Icon. Activist

6.21 h 19 min2018X-RayR
An intimate and inspiring portrait of a true icon: Dame Vivienne Westwood. Punk Rock's Grande Dame and one of the most culturally influential provocateurs in recent history. After defining the 1970s punk look with the Sex Pistols, Westwood has shocked the world for 40 years with her daring clothing and built an eponymous fashion empire with A-List clients that sits alongside Gucci and Dior.
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Paul AshtonJohn BattsekShirine BestAdam BetteridgeEmma DuttonEleanor EmptageAnna GodasLeo HaidarRebecca Joerin-Sharp
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CarolineReviewed in the United States on July 22, 2020
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Westwood is definately talented, but........
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Stunning gowns. Beautiful tailoring on some pieces with very unique lines.
Then it gets ugly. Literally.
She starts out by saying she wants to improve the world. Then come the swastikas, homages to death, antichrist stuff, and hats uglier than I made in kindergarten with play-doh and popsicle sticks.
Her stated objective is to make sure anyone can face the world looking beautiful in her clothes. Eye roll.
Then she becomes an environmental activist. Great! She wishes to make everything from sustainable materials. Then she shows up at her NYC Boutique wrapped in a plastic sequins wrap.
Gotta give her credit, though. She's got the wealthiest of the world at her feet, and they've bought it all hook, line and sinker.
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PalomaReviewed in the United States on October 18, 2019
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Truly Inspiring
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About a woman so authentic and revealing in addition to understanding the psychic and material world where she truly plays. How often do we see women grow creatively in the world, rarely. Brava! Her son's participate, her husband is younger, her businesses are on point and She Cares about what is important. Truly Inspiring.
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Will StrongReviewed in the United States on October 15, 2021
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Balanced portrait of complex person
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The documentary gives an even handed depiction of Westwood in all of her brilliance, irascibility, naïveté, doughtiness, and seediness. She says of Malcolm McLaren after he slithered back decades later to scuttle her new successes, “I’d forgotten Malcolm existed by then.” Says everything about the Dame really. She never stops moving.
RebeccaReviewed in the United States on September 19, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
She was amazing
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She was amazingly talented in the 70s and 80s but now she is just a fussy granny with a spoiled child of a partner.
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Nicole CarbonReviewed in the United States on August 25, 2019
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Captivating film
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Vivienne Westwood makes us think differently. And to never let go of who we are and the individual talents we each have.
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MovieFreakReviewed in the United States on June 20, 2020
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The insight nuggets of her M. McLaren / Punk beginnings are worth it all. Westwood designs certainly have an "anti-establishment" genesis and it has carried on to this day, even if she dismisses the era a bit.
ZestyFreshReviewed in the United States on October 15, 2019
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Slice of Vivienne
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A fun, yet honest portrait of an icon. I found the narrative to be reflective and insightful, not gossipy.
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ArcherW.Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2021
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Awesome until ...
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It was awesome until she started getting into glaciers and green life. Interesting though.
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