Vivienne Westwood at the End Ecocide press conference Photo: Rex
If anyone has won the right to dress how they like – sorry, nonsense, start again.
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We all have the right to dress how we like. But if anyone has more right to dress how they like it’s Dame Vivienne Westwood.
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There probably wouldn’t be a British Fashion Industry today if not for Viv. She’s the fashion equivalent of 1979 Sex Pistols gig in Manchester – everyone who went started a band. Anyone who dared to shop in the frankly terrifying King’s Road store Sex around the same time probably started a fashion label.
Vivienne Westwood. Photo: EPA
So the woman can turn up on her bike to an anti-fracking press conference, as she did on Wednesday and she can wear what looks like a cut-up fairisle jumper as trousers, with a bed jacket and a gingham shirt and scarves and what have you. Oh and plimsolls and coral lipstick on eyelid and brow. And specs. And I will defend her to the last as a style icon that she is. Hell, yeah.