Vivienne Westwood believes in fashion nepotism

20 May 2009

vivienne westwood

Uh oh! Sounds like there's trouble brewing in Dame Vivienne Westwood's household. The legendary designer has criticised her son Ben's forthcoming exhibition, Celebrity Spawn, which pleads the case for Peaches Geldof et al's innate ‘disadvantage'. ‘What a load of rubbish!' Dame Viv is said to have exclaimed. ‘The children of the famous are helped by their parents' fame, not bound by it.' But is she talking about her own son here? Or is she referring to Daisy Lowe, Alice Dellal and Jo Wood – aka, the models she, ahem, cast in her very own London Fashion Week show. Because that sure looked like a case of fashion nepotism, to us...


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