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26-10-2009
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vivienne Westwood dissertation tips!
Hello you lovely people!
I am using vivienne Westwood as a main focus for my dissertation in my final year of university.
My original title was Vivienne Westwood: A shift in popular perception - from the anarchistic punk era to the most excellent Order of the British Empire.
This is based around the journalism coverage of her and how her status has changed over this period of time.
I was wondering if anyone had any other ideas of issues I could cover as I find this title hard to research.
I thought I would post on here as you people seem to be avid fans, as am I!
Thank you and look forward to hearing back!


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27-10-2009
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great subject!!!!
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Kate in a Westwood Brooch. Uploaded by me.

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British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood with her partner, music manager Malcolm McLaren, circa 1985. (Photo by David Montgomery/Getty Images)

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McLaren and Vivienne Westwood at the opening of their clothing store

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Kate in a Westwood Brooch. Uploaded by me.
That's not a brooch but an embroidered orb. The VW cardigan is one of her many signature pieces.

Also, "uploaded by me" cannot be accepted as a source. Are the pictures from a specific book or website?

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Post #96 is from collect tumblr
Post #93 was uploaded by me, hosted by tinypic. I honestly cannot remember where I originally sourced the image from, it's been on my computer for a while.

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saw a girl (lady) wearing an original Viv Westwood top from the pirate collection at the Adam Ant show...


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blah... I'd like to own a squiggle print top OR trousers... some time in my life.

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blah... I'd like to own a squiggle print top OR trousers... some time in my life.
yeah...that's what it was ...
a bit tunic top...white with red squiggles...
basically- the holy grail...:p

she didn't wear it well at all though...
all i kept thinking was that she really didn't deserve to own that top if she couldn't do it justice...

give it to ME...!!!
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Hello you lovely people!
I am using vivienne Westwood as a main focus for my dissertation in my final year of university.
My original title was Vivienne Westwood: A shift in popular perception - from the anarchistic punk era to the most excellent Order of the British Empire.
This is based around the journalism coverage of her and how her status has changed over this period of time.
I was wondering if anyone had any other ideas of issues I could cover as I find this title hard to research.
I thought I would post on here as you people seem to be avid fans, as am I!
Thank you and look forward to hearing back!

I wonder if you are coming at this from a political-economic perspective, and considering the reasons why? If so, then you might want to look at Fredric Jameson and postmodernism. Something that might be worth considering is how movements of rebellion are co-opted by the systems in place, and as such they lose their power.

I believe it's Zizek who says that the way to resist now is "overconformity." Not sure about that? Might that be what Vivian is doing, with all her references to Britishness and the Queen? But might the irony be lost? Hmmmm...

She does manage to get her message about the environment across, but is it lost in a field that essentially promotes endless consumption?

Great topic.

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Pop Quiz: which pop star wore this piece from Westwood's Witches collection in her debut video?

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