Vivienne Westwood: Do It Yourself

Vivienne Westwood: Do It Yourself

SBS2  |  March 10, 2012

This documentary is the portrait of today's Westwood - the Woman, Artist, intellectual and activist. Vivienne Westwood is the English queen of fashion. She has been deconstructing and reinventing since 1970, driven by her hatred of convention. She is not a classical designer but a revolutionary. She has rekindled the spirit of the French Revolution with her corsets and bustles. Now Lady Westwood, she is still subversive and provocative today, just like the Punk movement she clothed in the '70s. We followed her for a year. "This is the whole point about designing clothes. It is made of thousands of decisions hundreds and hundreds in one collection. But it is made by all those thousands that you make in a lifetime as well," Westwood says. "If you are just starting to look at fashion it can look very very superficial. Especially if you are looking at fashion magazines or whatever, you just have to try to understand the world and then if you do then it gives you an anchor in life. And you can do fashion, even if you are bored by it. I used to be bored by it for about 15 years. I like it. I like it now, and I like it because I can make a story from it that to me inhabits a certain possible world."

This documentary is the portrait of today's Westwood - the Woman, Artist, intellectual and activist. Vivienne Westwood is the English queen of fashion. She has been deconstructing and reinventing since 1970, driven by her hatred of convention. She is not a classical designer but a revolutionary. She has rekindled the spirit of the French Revolution with her corsets and bustles. Now Lady Westwood, she is still subversive and provocative today, just like the Punk movement she clothed in the '70s. We followed her for a year. "This is the whole point about designing clothes. It is made of thousands of decisions hundreds and hundreds in one collection. But it is made by all those thousands that you make in a lifetime as well," Westwood says. "If you are just starting to look at fashion it can look very very superficial. Especially if you are looking at fashion magazines or whatever, you just have to try to understand the world and then if you do then it gives you an anchor in life. And you can do fashion, even if you are bored by it. I used to be bored by it for about 15 years. I like it. I like it now, and I like it because I can make a story from it that to me inhabits a certain possible world."

Since it's formation in the early '60s, NASA has continued to be the leading power in space exploration. Working with other space agencies, it has contributed substantially to the ongoing exploration of our universe, achieving incredible firsts that span the decades. This film comprehensively chronicles the finest moments in NASA's triumphant space program, reliving some of the most inspirational and famous moments that have captivated audiences and inspired generations around the world, over the last five decades. 1965, Ed White became the first American to leave his capsule in orbit. In just four years, Neil Armstrong steps from the ladder of his Lunar Module and becomes the first man to set foot on another world. Fast forward 30 years and the Mars Pathfinder lands safely on the Red Planet, beaming back incredible surface images of our closest planetary neighbour. Also including triumphs such as the Hubble Telescope, and the efforts of the crew that saved the astronauts of Apollo 13, this mini-series highlights some of the most memorable and pivotal moments within mankind's legacy. Using stunning NASA archive footage and featuring expert interviews with space scientists, NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements reveals the importance of space exploration and uncovers the ways in which this knowledge has benefited all of Mankind over the last five decades. Nowhere is our potential for greatness more clearly demonstrated than in our constant quest to explore the cosmos, and this mini-series highlights the finest moments in a 50-year quest.

NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements

Science, Design and technologies

Years 9-10, 11-12 Science, Design and technologies
53:06
Since it's formation in the early '60s, NASA has continued to be the leading power in space exploration. Working with other space agencies, it has contributed substantially to the ongoing exploration of our universe, achieving incredible firsts that span the decades. This film comprehensively chronicles the finest moments in NASA's triumphant space program, reliving some of the most inspirational and famous moments that have captivated audiences and inspired generations around the world, over the last five decades. 1965, Ed White became the first American to leave his capsule in orbit. In just four years, Neil Armstrong steps from the ladder of his Lunar Module and becomes the first man to set foot on another world. Fast forward 30 years and the Mars Pathfinder lands safely on the Red Planet, beaming back incredible surface images of our closest planetary neighbour. Also including triumphs such as the Hubble Telescope, and the efforts of the crew that saved the astronauts of Apollo 13, this mini-series highlights some of the most memorable and pivotal moments within mankind's legacy. Using stunning NASA archive footage and featuring expert interviews with space scientists, NASA's 10 Greatest Achievements reveals the importance of space exploration and uncovers the ways in which this knowledge has benefited all of Mankind over the last five decades. Nowhere is our potential for greatness more clearly demonstrated than in our constant quest to explore the cosmos, and this mini-series highlights the finest moments in a 50-year quest.
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