Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Review: Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

11 Oct 18

Like Westwood herself, colourful, energetic and entertaining.

Lorna Tucker’s documentary on British designer, Dame Vivienne Westwood proves as difficult to grasp as the concept of a “Dame” being “Punk”. Tucker charts the business career, highs and lows, of this aging, self-proclaimed anarchist, who is now more focused on environmental activism than haute couture.

Centred on a stubbornly defiant subject, this doco does a great job of filling you in on Westwood’s past, and whilst never enlightening, it remains, like Westwood herself, colourful, energetic and entertaining.