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Rubberwear for the office: the Vivienne Westwood Story

Join fashion historian Nicole Jenkins for a look at the life and fashion of Vivienne Westwood.

From humble beginnings as a working-class school teacher, the woman who would later become Dame Westwood began her fashion label in the ‘70s with husband (Sex Pistol’s manager), Malcolm McLaren – together they brought DIY, vintage and fetishwear into the mainstream, inventing punk fashion along the way.

Later, Westwood sought inspiration in Savile Row and British historical traditions of conspicuous consumption, producing her own tartans and modernising Victorian and Rococo fashion for a new age.

Dame Viv was, and is, a provocateur, who traded in shock and now focuses on sustainability and the planet we are leaving our children.

Join Nicole Jenkins - fashion historian and author, for this illustrated presentation on one of the most significant and interesting fashion designers of our times.

Free and bookings essential.