Vivienne Westwood

HALSEY SNAPS OUT OF IT

Halsey took a break from her world tour and made a spectacular arrival at the Vivienne Westwood show in Paris, wrapped in Westwood from head to toe. She’s been down in the dumps lately, and posted a melancholy rant around a week ago on Instagram before her 28th birthday on September 29. She pondered “Did I choose the right life for myself?” Keep in mind, she was diagnosed as bi-polar at 17, and since the birth of her son Ender a year ago, has been suffering from several autoimmune disorders. Hopefully, performing again has cheered her up because she looks like a million bucks in this photo…

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VIVIENNE WESTWOOD: SET JULIAN ASSANGE FREE!

Proving that you are never too old to protest, designer Vivienne Westwood, 79, (in a canary yellow suit) got herself suspended in a giant ten foot birdcage outside the Central Criminal Court of England to protest against the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the US where he faces prosecution. He published secret military and diplomatic documents that embarrassed the US, while revealing names of people who helped the US, and could be in danger. Ironically, Assange’s lawyers claim that our president offered Assange a pardon if he would say that Russia had nothing to do with the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee. This legal situation could have future ramifications for freedom of the press – an extremely important issue. Vivienne Westwood and her son have always been huge supporters of Julian Assange. She introduced Julian to Pamela Anderson.

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VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GIVES FACE MASKS AN EDGE

Like all designers, Vivienne Westwood now has to cater to the rap and hip hop fashion crowd, so she’s presenting some rough streetwear to appeal to them. This outfit from her fall collection is even more appropriate than she expected it to be. The leather studded mask over the gauzy headpiece could easily be Coronavirus protection. Actually we’re not sure if this model is a man or a woman, but we’re guessing male by the size of the feet.

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VIVIENNE WESTWOOD DEFINES THE FUTURE OF FASHION AND TRANSPORTATION

Leave it to Vivienne Westwood and her equally eccentric husband Andreas Kronthaler to come up with a timely yet outrageous Spring 2019 collection. Her quirky husband Andreas seems to be very actively involved in the current designs. At London Fashion Week Vivienne showed her models on skateboards and motorized scooters -the same scooters that are presenting difficulties in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. Obstacles will be overcome and they probably represent the future in transportation. Westwood’s designs illustrate the inevitable evolution of red carpet fashion to streetstyle-athletic inspired garments.

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HELENA BONHAM CARTER KNOWS HOW TO HAVE FUN ON A RED CARPET

You can always count on Helena Bonham Carter to liven up a stuffy red carpet event. We met her on the red carpet at the Oscars back in the 90’s and immediately loved her – she was wearing an outrageous Vivienne Westwood dress and stuck out like a sore thumb among the couture gowns. Versatile Helena is most famous for playing turn of the century women in corsets, but did you know she also appeared on Miami Vice as Don Johnson’s girlfriend? Helena, 51, wore black to the BAFTA awards for the #Me Too movement (Looks like Westwood) but she couldn’t resist that sassy handbag. Watch for her next in the female version of Oceans Eleven, and Netflix’s The Crown.

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THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ISIS: A HIT IN THE MAKING

The Brits are making fun of those desperate young women who leave home, don burkas and are willingly recruited into the jihadi life. Not everyone thinks it’s funny, but we certainly do. A BBC comedy show featured a Saturday Night Live style sketch in the form of a video trailer called The Real Housewives of ISIS and the supposedly religious women are just as shallow and snarky as their Beverly Hills counterparts. One ISIS housewife was upset because she had nothing to wear to “the beheading.” Another bragged that her husband Ali gave her a new chain – “eight feet long – so I can almost get outside, which is great!” She is shown chained to her stove. Vivienne Westwood also sees the humor in these delusional women – the outfit above is included in her latest collection. We want MORE! Are you listening, Saturday night Live? Bravo?

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VIVIENNE WESTWOOD: REAL MEN DO WEAR PLAID!

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Vivienne Westwood has always been one of our favorite designers, and her latest menswear collection is as entertaining as ever. Her shows are always extravagant and make you wonder who is going to WEAR these looks. It so happens Ewan McGregor, rapper Common, and Gavin Rossdale, among many other celebrities, ALL wear Westwood. There are always a large number of highly wearable pieces and beautiful plaid suits for a man with a little courage and imagination.

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HELENA BONHAM CARTER DOES IT AGAIN

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The best thing about “Dark Shadows“ was Helena Bonham Carter’s outfit at the premier. We happen to be huge fans of Helena’s eccentric and original style, and LOVED her Vivienne Westwood dress. More than we loved the movie, in fact. Bonham’s husband strong>Tim Burton’s film was definitely aimed at kids and the whole thing was just plain silly. But it was saved by the 1972 period costumes, hair, sets, and appealing music. Had this movie been set in modern times it might have been intolerable.

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BOY GEORGE THINKS HE CAN OUT-JUDGE AND OUT-DRESS SIMON COWELL

Boy George showed up at Vivienne Westwood’s London Fashion Week show dressed within his physical and financial limits. George is trying to angle a job as a judge on a talent competition like “The X Factor,” but he wants a very large budget for his wardrobe. He brought a friend dressed in head to toe latex and we’re not sure if it’s a male or female. We’re guessing male.

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FINAL DRAMATIC FAREWELL TO MALCOLM MCLAREN, THE ARCHITECT OF PUNK

Subversive punk icon Malcolm McLaren was laid to rest in the flamboyant style he’d grown accustomed to. “Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die,” the slogan from his “Sex” shop, was written on his casket. The funeral procession was led by a horse drawn carriage, and paraded through the home of the punk movement, Camden, in north-west London. Thousands of people lined the streets. Mourners included the remaining Sex Pistols, tarted up Adam Ant, and McLaren’s muse Vivienne Westwood. Westwood wants McLaren to be remembered as an inspiration to the new generation – she advised them to “Get a life – and do something with it!”

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