Vivienne Westwood Releasing…an LP?

In what seems to be one of the more bizarre stories of the day, fashion royalty Vivienne Westwood is coming out with her own compilation album. While V-West isn’t performing any of the tracks herself, she is overseeing the art direction, track list and concept of Catwalk Breakdown. Oh jeez, Catwalk Breakdown. Bad name. Srsly.

“My clothes always tell a story. It may refer to the past, but it’s always projected into this heroic future. And I choose the music accordingly,” says the designer. “Sometimes the music can just be sexy, it can let you relax, look at the clothes, put people into a fantastic mood. Then it might just have to swing back and lift you up to the final triumph of the fashion show. These are some of the pieces that I’ve relied on over all these years – my classics. They’ve never failed me.”

Thankfully the tune selection is surprisingly interesting, with an interesting mix of old and new, known and obscure.

Catwalk Breakdown:

1. Permafrost – Magazine
2. Concierto De Aranjuez: 1. Allegro Con Spirito – Antonio de Almeida, Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Alexandre Lagoya
3. Barock – Luca Mainardi
4. Cave Girl – Dirty Stop Out
5. L’ecole des Aegypans – Jean-Baptiste Mari, Orch Nat Opera De Paris
6. La Lecon de Flute de Pan – Jean-Baptiste Mari, Orch Nat Opera De Paris
7. 13. Dance of the knights – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy
8. Last Night Was Made For Love – Billy Fury
9. 8. Valse lente – Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Paul Strauss
10. No. 14c Pas de deux: Variation II (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy) – Kirov Orchestra, St Petersburg, Valery Gergiev
11. No. 14d Pas de deux: Coda – Kirov Orchestra, St Petersburg, Valery Gergiev
12. Georgia Pines – Link Wray
13. No. 13 Waltz of the Flowers – Kirov Orchestra, St Petersburg, Valery Gergiev
14. Personality Crisis – The New York Dolls
15. Great Balls Of Fire – Mae West
16. Slow Down – Larry Williams