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Thames and Hudson Ltd: Vivienne Westwood Catwalk - The Complete Fashion Collections


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    The only reason I’m in fashion is to destroy the word “conformity”’, Vivienne Westwood  declared in the late 1970s, when she was best known for creating the punk style. This  motto continued to resonate after Westwood presented her first catwalk collection,  ‘Pirate’, in 1981, soon becoming one of the most thought-provoking and influential  fashion designers in the world while staying true to her beliefs, including her  impassioned environmental activism.

    This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house, followed by brief  biographical profiles of Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler (her husband  and long-time collaborator), before exploring the collections themselves, organized  chronologically. Each collection is introduced by a short text unveiling its influences  and highlights, and illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images that showcase  hundreds of spectacular clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs –  and, of course, the top fashion models who wore them on the runway, from Kate Moss  to Naomi Campbell. A rich reference section, including an extensive index, concludes  the book.

    After Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent and Prada, Vivienne Westwood –  publishing in Spring 2021 – is the sixth new volume in the best-selling Catwalk series,  which offers an unrivalled overview of the collections of the world’s top fashion houses  through original catwalk photography.

    Alexander Fury is a fashion journalist, author and critic. He is the Fashion Features  Director of AnOther magazine, and the Men’s Critic of the Financial Times. His first  book Dior: Catwalk was published by Thames & Hudson, and he is also the author of  Catwalking and Dior by Gianfranco Ferré.

    Size: 27.7 x 19.0cm

    Illustrations: 1100 illustrations

    Binding: Hardback