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Mother Punk

Zoë Heller: Vivienne Westwood, 10 December 1998

Vivienne Westwood: An Unfashionable Life 
by Jane Mulvagh.
HarperCollins, 402 pp., £19.99, September 1998, 0 00 255625 1
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... them of flesh and gristle, then drilled holes into the bones. Not much emerges about Westwood in Jane Mulvagh’s biography that could properly be called endearing, but this and similar accounts of the designer’s proto-punk period have their rackety charm. In the Seventies, as an impoverished cottage industrialist, Westwood embodied a peculiarly ...

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