Juergen Teller shoots Vivienne Westwood for her new book
Photographed in the designer's London home
The book titled Vivienne Westwood was written by the British designer herself along with writer and actor Ian Kelly. The part biography, part memoir will be published on Oct. 9 as quarter-bound hardback.
Teller – who recently shot Louis Vuitton's AW14 campaign – has been friends with Westwood and her husband Andreas Kronthaler for many years now, capturing her sitting on a straight-backed chair with her hands placed on her lap. "We met a long time ago, and he's been photographing Andreas and me for our advertising campaigns for many years now," said Westwood.
"Juergen somehow manages to control the medium. Photography isn't like painting, where you can decide how you want someone to look, but Juergen manages it. It must be something to do with where he places you in the picture, and the space he leaves around you," said Westwood, adding that Teller's photos "look like me, they actually reflect what I think I look like, and yet they also show me myself in a new way.