In the AW 05/06 Gold Label collection in Paris a new shirt was introduced, called the Babushka shirt (babushka means grandmother in Russian). Continue reading
A new batch of ‘Cowboy’ t-shirts is now available. They were printed a couple of weeks ago & Johannes who oversaw this took some photos of the process for your pleasure.
A t-shirt print with a lot of history with Westwood it was first created in 1975 for the shop ‘SEX’. Continue reading
Back from the New Year & I’ve received the below e-mail from ‘Skinerjack’:
I found this video with clothes from the “too fast to live too fast to die” shop. It’s Elkie Brooks when she and Robert Palmer were in Vinegar Joe from 1973. It would make a good piece for your blog if they are the real thing.
Have a good new year
I checked out the link & yes indeed Elkie Brooks (better known as a solo artist in the 1980’s) is wearing a Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die ‘Elvis’ T-shirt & a studded & fringed …Too Young to Die mini skirt.
I showed the link to Vivienne as I wanted to know what the word studded on the skirt read. Continue reading
I have dug out an old magnetic audio tape I have had for years of a demo recording of ‘Choice’ to share with you.
Choice was a musical project conducted by Vivienne with her then house model/muse Sara Stockbridge in the years 1987-89. Continue reading
Work on the Kings Road shop World’s End is coming along. It looks now very likely that it will re-open at the end of January.
A lot of you have expressed worries that the shop will be changed but this is not the case. It will just be better.
To illustrate this I will take the example of the photographs which have been hanging in the shop since 1980. Continue reading
First broadcast on London Weekend Television on the 8th April 1990 (Vivienne’s 49th Birthday), Melyvn Bragg introduces a 51 minute documentary about Vivienne Westwood, directed & produced by Gillian Greenwood.
Copied from an old VHS recording & supplied once again by Simon at http://punkpistol-seditionaries.tumblr.com/ this video has a few technical problems in that it tends to jump a bit, normally just when Vivienne or Malcolm are about to make a great revelation to us.
Filmed in the period of the Pagan 5 collection & just before the Portrait collection, there is plenty of footage from the time. Excepts from the Terry Wogan show where the audience & other guests laughed at her designs. A clip from the Dame Edna Everage show where she wears her fig leaf bodysuit & interviews with Malcolm, Jaspen Conran, Peter York & others.
Interesting to see are the staged pieces starring Sara Stockbridge, Suzie Bick & my brother Joe in the black leather armour waistcoat
(I made the illuminating Horns & also the illuminating body harness that Sara wears at the end…Oh,La,La).
There are also clips from the old Nostalgia of Mud shop & the Davies St shop which had only just opened.
There are some other extracts from this documentary on the web if you want to investigate a bit, but not the whole show.