VIVENNE WESTWOOD FALL 2019 CAMPAIGN FILM
Vivienne Westwood sets her sights on one of London's most recognizable spot as the setting of the latest campaign.
July 22, 2019
The Vivienne Westwood Fall 2019 campaign was shot in and around the Barbican – an iconic London landmark which, this month, celebrates the Barbican Estate’s 50th anniversary.
“We love the Barbican, we go there on a regular basis over all these years, mostly to listen to concerts, home of the LSO. It’s a place which always surprises you – the building is exciting, there’s always something new to discover. We went to see ‘The Tantalus’, a play by John Barton. He summed up the whole of Greek mythology in his own composition. The theatre of the Barbican is wonderful, the staging is so versatile. The play took all day, from morning until night, we had intervals for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it was one of the greatest events of our life together,” said Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler.
Fifty years ago, the first residents moved into the Barbican Estate, one of the most instantly recognizable residential estates in the country. Designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, the Estate was built on a site that had been bombed extensively during the Blitz and officially opened in July 1969. Five decades on, the Estate’s ‘Brutalist’ architecture is Grade II listed and has been placed in a Conservation Area.