Linda Watson has worked with three of the fashion greats

Vivienne Westwood, Celia Birtwell and the late Jean Muir.


Author of the best-selling 'Vogue Twentieth Century Fashion' and more recently 'Vogue on Vivienne Westwood', Linda is currently writing ‘Fashion Visionaries’ for publishers Laurence King. She graduated from Northumbria University – where she is Reader in Fashion – with a double first class and honours degree in fashion design and a historical studies in 1987. She has worked with Vivienne Westwood on design, Celia Birtwell on an Ossie Clark retrospective and the late Jean Muir on speechwriting. She started her fashion writing career at British Vogue. With experience on both sides of the fence – as both a designer and writer – Linda has a unique perspective on the fashion industry.

Forthcoming event Bath in Fashion (Tuesday 8 May 2014 at 4 p.m.)

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Liberty London Girl

Linda Watson on Vivienne Westwood was particularly illuminating.