Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood / Ian Kelly / Memoir / Non-Fiction

Book cover

UK Publisher


Date Published

October 8th, 2014


Eichborn (German)
Editora Rocca (Brazilian)
Metafora (Czech)
Disk Union Co Ltd (Japanese)
Crown Publishing/Ping's Publications (Chinese Complex)
Bukowy Las (Polish)
Azbooka-Atticus (Russian)
Europa (Hungarian)
Bejing MediaTime (Chinese Simple)
Artemis Yayinlari (Turkish)
Colibri (Bulgarian)
Odoya (Italian)

Dramatic Rights

Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of our age. Fashion designer, activist, co-creator of punk, global brand and grandmother; a true living legend. Her career has successfully spanned five decades and her work has influenced millions of people across the world.

For the first and only time, Vivienne Westwood has written a personal memoir, collaborating with award-winning biographer Ian Kelly, to describe the events, people and ideas that have shaped her extraordinary life. Told in all its glamour and glory, and with her unique voice, unexpected perspective and passionate honesty, this is her story.


The book is billed “as told to”, but one gets the impression it was one long stream-of-consciousness rant, careering off on an uproarious picaresque romp through a wild and often unaccountable life. Holding a legend to account is Kelly’s dilemma – and his skill. He accomplishes it by the skin of his buckskin breeches, with a wit and humour of his own...A fabulous, fetishistically brilliant book

- Philip Hoare - The Telegraph

Her strident, frequently outspoken views shine through....that's the root of Westwood's continuing appeal and relevance: the shock of the new.

- iQ

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