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Dame Vivienne Westwood Wants You To Get a Life

Dame Vivienne Westwood Wants You To Get a Life

Westwood Diaries

The godmother of punk fashion to publish her diaries

Dame Vivienne Westood DBE RDI has just blown out her 75 candles, but she's already back at work with the announcement of a new book. The "godmother of punk" is compiling her best journal entries in Get a Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood, due out in October in the UK.

Westwood want you to get engaged, in more than one way. Her diaries will "spans six years of climate revolution, fashion, and activism," according toDazed.

Dame Viv is pictured on the cover wearing a portrait of transgender WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning, currently imprisoned for sharing classified information on the Iraq war.

"My diaries are about the things I care about," Westwood said. "Not just fashion but art and writing, human rights, climate change, freedom. I call the diaries Get a Life as that's how I feel: You've got to get involved, speak out and take action."

Knowing the designer's reputation for political engagement and sexy provocation, this one is sure to make our fall reading list.

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Get a Life will be released on October 6, 2016.

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