I was commissioned by a leading London publisher to photograph an independent archivist collection of original Vivienne Westwood fashion designs dating from the 1970's, with the intention of producing a luxury limited edition book entitled 'Clothes For Heroes'. During the proofing stage, external authenticity claims (not by VW) led the project to be pulled and it never went to press.
My older siblings & friends wore Westwood designs of the early Punk & New Romantic era, from which I have a nostalgic connection, and although a few items from the collection may have questionable origin, I have decided to show a few of the photographs here as I believe product legitimacy is not an issue within this context and hope others will enjoy them too, whether for historical, personal or purely aesthetical reasons.
If you have any questions in relation to this project you can contact me from the info page.
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