Style Profile: Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood: Let It Rock—1971

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I don’t know what a train wreck looks like, but I do know what fabulous looks like, and here it is—Westwood Spring 2012. The Queen of British fashion is most defiantly keeping face with her new royal subjects—China! With a new store in Shanghai, Westwood’s runway presentation used Asian models, Japanese inspired prints, and, like British fashion, Westwood deconstructs the Chinese costume.

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To me, this was one of her most outstanding collections since her Fall/Winter 1994, when Westwood was blasted for making Kate Moss look like a prostitute according to Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), March 8,1994. Why the little history lesson? Well, like the Mad Hatter in “Alice in Wonderland,” Westwood is a personality all her own. What looks like a mess to others is simply genius in disguise. There is a reason why Sex And The City, part one, used Westwood as their fashion muse; WWD (1994) said it best: “Long Live the Queen!”

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Westwood has a sense of humor with fashion that is unlike any other designer. She is not afraid to challenge beauty standards by exaggerating hemlines, hip proportions, and traditional dress. I like that Westwood allows her customer not be perfect. One of the most beautiful things about human beings is asymmetrical–Black, White, and Yellow; tall, skinny, and short—we’re all amazing. Society today requests us to fall into fashion line; buy the right trend; create the right look; follow Celebrity lines. Never one to conform, Westwood has always been on the fringe fighting for individuality, creating rebel fashion. Spring 2012 says she’s still kicking ass!

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Website: Vivienne Westwood

edited by: desean

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5 thoughts on “Style Profile: Vivienne Westwood

  1. Carlos February 5, 2013 / 5:51 AM

    Nicole Shaffer – Hello,We would love to book something in October for Christmas cards. I love the blue truck/white fence/furniture in the field look! I have emilead in the past, Beth Thames recommended you. Please let me know what’s available, we’re fairly flexible on times and dates for October.Thanks,Nicole Shaffer

  2. Chandra February 5, 2013 / 5:51 AM

    Matt Foster – Milda, your selection here caeutrps the day perfectly. I especially liked the non-posed/natural ones at the venue and on the bus but you’ve provided us with such a variety it’s making choosing the wedding album pics tricky!

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