Punk. Icon. Activist. The undisputed queen of fashion Dame Vivienne Westwood is known for her subversive and original take on British fashion. Told in her own words, ,Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist is a sharp-witted look into Westood’s creative process and her life’s journey from 1970s punk protests to fierce independent global figure. Westwood sits alongside Gucci, Dior, and McQueen—but only Westwppd still owns and runs her empire. Today she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity and legacy as it expands to open flagship stores in fashion capitals Paris and New York in the face of global consumerism.
Richly textured with spunk and charm, Lorna Tucker crafts a candid portrait including interviews from Westwood’s inner circle of family and collaborators. At age 76, Westwood is still a controversial figure; in addition to confronting the establishment in fashion, she is fighting to save the environment with no signs of stopping.
Lorna cut her teeth creating promos for bands such as Unkle, The Cult, and Queens of The Stone Age, and short films for McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, and Nike. Her work has shown at international festivals and museums including MAM Sao Paulo and Guggenheim Bilbao. 2018 sees the release of her first feature documentaries: Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist and Amá—a delicate exposé of the forcible sterilization of Native American women in the latter half of the twentieth century.