Friday, 6 July 2012

Vivienne Westwood's London inspiration

Vivienne Westwood at Tate Britain
Ever wondered what inspires Vivienne Westwood? The queen of the British fashion scene has been responsible for some of the biggest trends to hit the country, but, as they should be, this designer's inspirations are often a closely guarded secret. This intimate new interview, however, gives a sneaky peek into the art of London and how it has and continues to inspire her.

The film sees Vivienne exploring one of my favourite places in the big smoke - Tate Britain - and discussing two paintings which are of a great personal significance to her: Frank Auberach's Oxford Street Building Site (1959/1960) and JM Whistler's Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Cremorne Lights (1872).

"The great thing about London for me - the wonderful, wonderful thing - is the culture, the museums," says Vivienne. "I couldn't do any of my work without this source."

The film has been released as part of the This is Britain campaign, promoting Tate Britain's wonderful free to view collections.

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