On Tuesday, iconic fashion designer Vivienne Westwood joined the likes of singer Paloma Faith and television personality Jools Holland for the launch of The Garden Party to Make a Difference.The event, which lasts several days, is part of the Prince of Wales' Start Initiative, which aims to help the people of the UK to lead more sustainable lives.Dame Westwood has long advocated sustainability in fashion through a DIY-approach to dressing oneself. In 2007, she told the UK's Telegraph, "If you...Read Full Story
On Friday, supermodel Naomi Campbell made an appearance at London's Westfield shopping mall to promote the latest of her relief efforts for Haiti: a Fashion for Relief T-shirt designed by Vivienne Westwood. The supermodel donned the tee herself for a photocall, making it appear more fitted by cinching it with a grommeted black belt. While we think the T-shirt - a chronological call to action - is a great idea, the design has one major issue: there's no way people can wear this shirt to work...Read Full Story
Getty Images. Anne Hathaway rarely makes a misstep on the red carpet, but we're having trouble understanding exactly what to think of her latest high-profile appearance. The actress was on-hand for the royal world premiere of Tim Burton's much-hyped Alice in Wonderland in a sparkling brown dress by Vivienne Westwood that might not have been the most solid choice.The decision to wear Westwood was understandable: the premiere took place in London, and it was gesture of good faith to wear a...Read Full Story
Getty Images. Tonight, the top names in British fashion wil attend the British Fashion Awards at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. In anticipation of the event, the British Fashion Council press committee has compiled a list of the 25 most powerful individuals in the nation's fashion industry, including models, designers, and retail tycoons.Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell, Erin O'Connor were the catwalk queens listed, while designers John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood...Read Full Story
Models on the catwalk at the Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2009 collection fashion show during the Paris Fashion Week, Paris, France. (Photo by Flynet Pictures) Vivienne Westwood's Paris Fashion Week presentation was an often startling display of sheer crazy will. Her designs, many of them beautiful, were accompanied by the above shades and strappy sandals filled with sock (again, it doesn't matter if Vivienne Freaking Westwood is doing it--Thou Shalt Not Sock Your Sandals). You'll...Read Full Story
Dame Vivienne Westwood, DBE, RDI (born Vivienne Isabel Swire on April 8, 1941) is a British fashion designer and businesswoman, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream.