world's end, vivinne westwood's kings road shop
"vivienne westwood did not, as the waiting paparazzi had surely hoped, twirl knickerless yesterday at the victoria & albert museum, as she did 12 years ago after collecting her obe from buckingham palace. in fact, the outfit she wore for her first photocall of the day seemed at first glance rather conservative for one of the country's most celebrated nonconformists. rose pink silk is, after all, a traditional choice for ladies of westwood's age, 62, even if most of them do not have hair the colour of the inside of a jaffa cake to clash with it.
the dress was calf-length, and long-sleeved, and worn with matching tights and high heels. closer inspection, however, revealed a few very westwood touches: mini papier mache chandelier earrings, a brooch in the shape of a wasp perched on her bosom, and - nestled in the jaffa cake hair - two tiny silver devil's horns. and these, she intimated, were just daywear - she was awaiting the arrival of diamond-encrusted horns from de beers which she planned to wear to last night's private view.
even on the day she is officially welcomed into the british cultural establishment, honoured with the largest exhibition the v&a has ever devoted to a british designer, vivienne westwood cannot resist a small satorial rebellion"
excerpt from article in the guardian, by jess cartner-morley......read more here
vivienne & sarah stockbridge
vivienne & tartan
vivienne & ball gowns
vivienne & nymphs for the new millenium
vivienne & gold label
images from here
as always, wishing you a fashionable friday