There Ain’t Nothing Like a Dame

There Ain’t Nothing Like a Dame

She’s one of the UK’s most controversial fashion designers, now Vivienne Westwood reveals all in her new memoir and we're offering you the chance to win a copy...

Vivienne Westwood is not only credited with creating anarchistic style that influenced a generation of punks, she founded a global fashion brand from humble beginnings at her World's End store and has also dressed everyone from Helena Bonham Carter to Kate Moss.

For the first time she’s telling her illustrious story, her way. Collaborating with award-winning biographer Ian Kelly, Westwood has penned a revealing memoir about her stellar career and scandalous personal life. The biography features contributions from close friends and family. But it’s not all high-fashion high jinx, at times it makes for uncomfortable reading, especially when the designer opens up about her abusive relationship with Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren.

One things for sure, this tome has both style and substance, much like fashion’s grande dame herself.

 Vivienne Westwood by Vivienne Westwood and Ian Kelly, from 9 October, £25, Picador, picador.com  

  • Words: Bethan King

  • Photography: Juergen Teller