Best Dressed special: This is your life Vivienne Westwood!

08 April 2011

Throughout her years of designing absolutely marvellous collections, Vivienne's finest collections have often been modelled by herself. Here we take a look back through the years, a stroll down Dame Viv's sartorial memory lane, if you will. We'll start off back at the end of the Seventies, when she was running her shop on the Kings Road.  

Here she is again in one of her shops, but this time in a look from one of her catwalk collections, including a brilliant pair of rocking horse shoes!

She is on the cover of Tatler magazine in 1989. At this time Margaret Thatcher was still in power and a figure of hatred for all arty, creative people in Great Britain. Over time, of course, Vivienne has come to ressemble another very "establishment" lady whom she once railed against; the Queen!

Here Vivienne is again, causing civil uproar in 1990 where she is protesting outside the British Museum against proposed job losses. To better attract attention to her cause she is wearing some fetching nude leggings complete with vine leaf! (her own design of course)

In 1995 at a ball, looking extremly elegant in her embroidered suit. A million miles away from her punk beginnings, but still with a peroxide 'do to cheeky it up a bit.  

This one shows Vivienne taking a bow with her models at the end of a show, during her 'I am not a terrorist' phase in 2005.


Taking another bow in Paris, this time she's gone for a casual outfit and extra-powerful hair. LOVE.

Aaaaand all the way up to the present - launching her latest range of Westwood jewellery. If every there was a good argument for not committing to facelifts and botox it must be Vivienne. If we look like this when we're 70 then we won't have done too badly.



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