Vivienne Westwood Catwalk

Vivienne Westwood Catwalk : The Complete Collections

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One of the most thought-provoking and influential designers in the world - she once declared 'the only reason I'm in fashion is to destroy the word "conformity"' - Vivienne Westwood has been reinventing, changing and challenging the world of fashion for over five decades.

Celebrating 40 years of catwalk collections, this book records the inimitable creations imagined by Vivienne Westwood since her first runway show in 1981, as well as those designed by her husband and long-time collaborator, Andreas Kronthaler. Complete with an introduction and collection texts by Alexander Fury, and biographies written by the designers themselves, Vivienne Westwood Catwalk offers a rare opportunity to chart the development of a uniquely creative fashion house.

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.

With 1300 illustrations in colour
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Product details

  • Hardback | 632 pages
  • 190 x 277 x 54mm | 2,720g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1300 Illustrations, color
  • 9780500023792
  • 61,146

Table of contents

Introduction * The Collections, 1981-now
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'Joyous photographs ... this book is the salute Westwood deserves' - The Australian 'Fabulous ... At a time when we are craving the atmosphere and theatricality of physical fashion shows more than ever, Thames & Hudson is taking us on a trip back in time to every Vivienne Westwood show there's ever been' - Vogue 'A full-colour celebration of [Westwood's] successes' - Observer 'Sumptuous' - Grazia 'Fabulous' - Daily Mail 'The first time Westwood's extensive career has been laid out in print form in such depth' - SHOWStudio 'The infamous Catwalk book series, published by Thames & Hudson, are made up of the modern day fashion worshipper's holy bibles ... The Catwalk books are extraordinary in mapping out fashion trajectories lost to the pre-digital age' - SHOWStudio 'Stunning ... we're telling you, you need this book!' - Grazia 'Shows the lasting cultural impact of Westwood, in the fashion world and beyond' - The Arts Society 'Thrillingly rebellious' - The i Newspaper 'A celebration of one of British fashion's most protean talents' - The Herald 'Charting four decades of gender-bending, middle-finger flinging, total fashion non-conformity' - 10 Magazine 'Retraces four decades of style, controversy and ripping up the rulebooks' - The Face 'For Westwood fans this is one for your bookshelf' - GuardianOnline 'This wonderful tartan-clad celebration is a photographic history of [Vivienne Westwood's] most famous designs ... Edgy, punkish and regal, Westwood's vision can be appreciated here in close up. It is a fitting overview of a remarkable career' - The Lady 'Captivating...this is a must-have for acolytes and admirers alike' - Glass 'Charts the evolution of a pioneering fashion house, and an iconic British maverick' - Culture Whisper 'A fitting tribute to the grande dame of British fashion' - Metro
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About Alexander Fury

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 Ferre.
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