Segments in this Video

Vivienne Westwood's Students (04:39)


Vivienne Westwood puts her students through rigorous training in fashion design. Students receive productive criticism on their new designs. Students visit art galleries.

Student Visitors From Germany (04:11)

The fashion-conscious public appreciates Westwood's distinctive fashion designs. Two German students spend eight weeks with Westwood.

Preparing for the Paris Show (03:47)

Students struggle to hold on to their dreams. All students learn to cut, sew, and finish garments. Westwood's students do not receive pay while they observe and participate in Westwood's studio.

Judging Student Textile Designs (03:00)

Students present their textile designs to an international jury. Klaus Kahle of Escada reviews student entries. Jury members judge all aspects of textile design and on the theory of design.

Westwood's Studio (04:31)

Vivienne Westwood's designs are purely her own. Fashions receive careful attention to detail in preparation for the Paris Show. A young man presents his original coat design.

Students' First Show (03:57)

Students put finishing touches on costumes and accessories for their first show. Students model historic costumes as well as their own designs.

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Mastering Fashion Design: Studying with Vivienne Westwood

Part of the Series : The Fashion Industry
DVD Price: $149.95
DVD + 3-Year Streaming Price: $224.93
3-Year Streaming Price: $149.95



Called Britain’s most consistently original, outrageous, eccentric, and controversial designer, Vivienne Westwood is also an esteemed professor of fashion at Berlin’s Academy of Arts. This program profiles Westwood while capturing the student experience under her rigorous tutelage. Footage of her apprentices—in the classroom, learning the ropes at her London workshop, and putting on a fashion show where intricate historical costumes take pride of place—provides penetrating insights into what it takes to become a top-ranking fashion designer. A Deutsche Welle Production. (26 minutes)

Length: 27 minutes

Item#: BVL30431

ISBN: 978-0-7365-5452-7

Copyright date: ©2000

Closed Captioned

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