Financial Mail - - LIFE INBOX - Vivienne West­wood

2018 is turn­ing out to be a bumper year for films and se­ries with a sar­to­rial slant, both fac­tual and fic­tional. Here’s a roundup of the ones to look out for:


Chron­i­cling the lives and ca­reers of some of the fash­ion world’s brightest and most in­trigu­ing stars, and span­ning dif­fer­ent ar­eas of the fash­ion busi­ness, each of these doc­u­men­taries prom­ises unique insight into a glitzy, crazy world with a cap­ti­vat­ing char­ac­ter at its cen­tre. They’ve all re­leased in­ter­na­tion­ally but can be a lit­tle hard to track down in SA, where they often go straight to stream­ing ser­vices, so keep your eyes peeled.

West­wood: Punk, Icon, Ac­tivist

Con­tro­versy, in­no­va­tion and now longevity de­fine Vivienne West­wood, dar­ling and former en­fant ter­ri­ble of the UK fash­ion scene. Ec­cen­tric and out­spo­ken, she has pushed many a boundary, in­clud­ing ar­riv­ing at Buck­ing­ham Palace to re­ceive her Or­der of the Bri­tish Em­pire with­out any un­der­wear and protest­ing nude for Peo­ple for the Eth­i­cal Treat­ment of An­i­mals. This doc­u­men­tary prom­ises insight into her life, and in­cludes in­ter­views with her friends, fam­ily and col­lab­o­ra­tors.


The world was rocked by the sui­cide of the tal­ented and mer­cu­rial Alexan­der Mc­queen in 2010. This is not the first film about him, but it is set to prove de­fin­i­tive over the fea­ture films, which have fo­cused on small por­tions of his life and work.

Mc­queen was hugely in­flu­en­tial, won­drously orig­i­nal and ul­ti­mately tragic; a film of his life prom­ises to be as mes­meris­ing as one of his shows.

The Gospel Ac­cord­ing to An­dré

We all know about glacial Amer­i­can Vogue ed­i­tor Anna Win­tour, but there

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