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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2014 Vivienne Westwood Limited and Ian Kelly (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

Critic Reviews

"Kelly, a deft biographer, has already written studies of Beau Brummell and Casanova; he is thus a perfect match for the Enlightenment figure Vivienne Westwood aspires to be. The book is billed “as told to”, but one gets the impression it was one long rant, careering off on an uproarious picaresque romp through Westwood’s wild life." (Paperback Review, The Daily Telegraph)

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Mother of Punk

If fashion and fashion histories appeal to you and if the history of Punk appeals to you, you'll get a kick out of this. I have learned so much I didn't know. The reading is very well done although at times confusing when you can't tell if she's quoting Vivienne or someone else.

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The story of bar fights to couture. Great book.

I never knew a lot of the fashion world until I started studying fashion in college. Vivienne Westwood is one of my icons in the industry.

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Inspiring Story of a Strong woman

Fabulous true life story of the work it takes to fulfill one's promise and following one's passion. Save the Rain Forrest!

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Amazing

This book shows you the life and struggles she went through and makes me understand her so much better as a designer!!

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A queen

Loved Vivienne before this and even more now! Really inspiring book, especially for creatives. Life is a marathon.

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Great woman, good narration, needs better editing

Great to listen to her amazing life, but a lot is repeated for no reason that it can get annoying and take away from a generally great petson