The nar­ra­tive of Westwood’s auto­bi­og­ra­phy is built on her par­al­lel engage­ment in fash­ion and activism, a dynam­ic she has main­tained since her punk years. She and her one-time part­ner, Mal­colm McLaren have been cred­it­ed with hav­ing made fash­ion explic­it­ly polit­i­cal through the cre­ation of the punk uni­form.