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Vivienne Westwood Catwalk (Catwalk)

The Complete Collections

Alexander Fury, Vivienne Westwood, Andreas Kronthaler


The first comprehensive overview of Vivienne Westwood’s womenswear collections, from her 1981 debut to today, presented through original catwalk photography

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One of the most thought-provoking and influential designers in the world – she once declared ‘the only reason I’m in fashion is to destroy the word “conformity”’ – Vivienne Westwood reinvented, changed and challenged the world of fashion for over five decades.

Celebrating forty years of catwalk collections, this book records the inimitable creations imagined by Vivienne Westwood since her first runway show in 1981, as well as those designed by her husband and long-time collaborator, Andreas Kronthaler.

Complete with an introduction and collection texts by Alexander Fury, and biographies written by the designers themselves, Vivienne Westwood Catwalk offers a rare opportunity to chart the development of a uniquely creative fashion house.


'Fabulous … At a time when we are craving the atmosphere and theatricality of physical fashion shows more than ever, Thames & Hudson is taking us on a trip back in time to every Vivienne Westwood show there’s ever been'

'A full-colour celebration of [Westwood’s] successes'

'Stunning ... we’re telling you, you need this book!'

Daily Mail

'The first time Westwood’s extensive career has been laid out in print form in such depth'

'The infamous Catwalk book series, published by Thames & Hudson, are made up of the modern day fashion worshipper’s holy bibles ... The Catwalk books are extraordinary in mapping out fashion trajectories lost to the pre-digital age'

'Joyous photographs ... this book is the salute Westwood deserves'
The Australian


'Shows the lasting cultural impact of Westwood, in the fashion world and beyond'
The Arts Society

'Thrillingly rebellious'
The i Newspaper

'A celebration of one of British fashion’s most protean talents'
The Herald

'Charting four decades of gender-bending, middle-finger flinging, total fashion non-conformity'
10 Magazine

'Retraces four decades of style, controversy and ripping up the rulebooks'
The Face

'For Westwood fans this is one for your bookshelf'

'This wonderful tartan-clad celebration is a photographic history of [Vivienne Westwood’s] most famous designs … Edgy, punkish and regal, Westwood’s vision can be appreciated here in close up. It is a fitting overview of a remarkable career'
The Lady

'Captivating…this is a must-have for acolytes and admirers alike'

'Charts the evolution of a pioneering fashion house, and an iconic British maverick'
Culture Whisper

'A treasure trove of inspiration ... a fitting tribute to the grande dame of British fashion'

'Captivating, inspirational imagery for each era that will hold the attention of any fashionista for hours, and have them returning to its pages time and time again'
The i Newspaper

'It’s apparent from flicking through the pages of Vivienne Westwood: Catwalk that ... the designer is a genius. The clothes are extraordinary: daring, gorgeous, genuinely provocative'

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 27.7 x 19.0 cm

Extent: 632 pp

Illustrations: 1300

Publication date: 24 June 2021

ISBN: 9780500023792

Contents List

Introduction • The Collections, 1981-now

About the Author

Alexander Fury is a fashion journalist, author and critic. He is the Fashion Features Director of AnOther magazine, and the Men's Critic of the Financial Times. His first book Dior: Catwalk was published by Thames & Hudson, and he is also the author of Catwalking and Dior by Gianfranco Ferré.