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Vivienne Westwood may be pretty much it when it comes to punk’s early influence on fashion, but when the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its doors for the Costume Institute Gala on May 6, the designer won’t hold quite the place of honor that some may have hoped.
In honor of Westwood’s recent appearance in Interview “shrug the haters” attitude, we’ve compiled a slideshow of some of her most out-there (and awesome) recent designs.
Great fashion moments aren’t just relegated to great fashion people. 2011 was the year newscasters provided us with some of our favorite fashion moments — from excellent style choices to fun interviews to downright hysterical coverage.
What’s next in designer capsule collections? Jason Wu‘s collaboration with Brazilian shoe brand, Melissa. Women’s Wear Daily reports that Taiwanese-born Wu will be releasing two styles in his collaboration with the plastic shoe brand, following in the footsteps of Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Gareth Pugh.
If you’ve been living under some kind of rock for the past few months, you might have missed the news that supermodel Kate Moss is tying the knot with rocker Jamie Hince next Friday. But the wedding reception will go on for a full three days, and Moss has taken every step to make sure that the celebration will be remembered as the best party in history.
You know how we like people who speak their minds? Well Dame Vivienne Westwood is one of those people, and we’re sort of in love with the fact that her clothes are as outspoken and outlandish as she is herself. And today, in a new interview with the Wall Street Journal, Westwood says she doesn’t have any faith in youth, is more or less in love with Christina Hendricks and would never want to be a dude.
At the opening of her Los Angeles boutique last week, Vivienne Westwood spoke to Fox News’ entertainment reporters (also known as “Pop Tarts”) about her concerns regarding climate change. True to form, her statements were a bit over the top — but Fox News took them so seriously as to ask actual climate change experts to weigh in on the veracity of Westwood’s opinion.
It’s only fitting that the May issue of Vogue UK is totally and completely royal wedding-obsessed. Not only is there a feature on Kate Middleton (who they call Catherine), a piece on fashion brides, and guide to being a perfect wedding guest, the magazine also went all out when it came to the cover.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything out of Christina Hendricks. She wasn’t at the Oscars, she wasn’t at Fashion Week, and she hasn’t been in any scandals that have gotten headlines all over the world. Hendricks might have been resting up to prepare for her new role as the face of Vivienne Westwood‘s new line of palladium jewelry, called Get A Life.
When Vivienne Westwood presented her latest menswear collection in Milan yesterday, she had a certain man in mind: Prince William. Her show notes read, “With royal marriage in the air, who would you choose to be your bridegroom? Come on girls, our catwalk is your chance to dream.”
Asking whether Vivienne Westwood can do any wrong would be a little redundant — the answer is generally going to be no. For her spring summer 2011 collection, Westwood presented a strong set of well made staples, with a few grand flourishes thrown in for good measure.
New York Fashion Week may be over, but there are still many, many shows to be seen in the weeks ahead. London Fashion Week has officially kicked off, and Milan and Paris will be following suit shortly. We’re excited about the goings-on across the pond, so we wanted to share the 5 things that excite us most about this season’s London Fashion Week.
Here’s the deal: we hate being teased — after all, we’re in the business of blogging so we can uncover information and share with our beautiful readers! So we’re a little miffed today that H&M is toying with our hearts. They won’t tell us who their new designer collaborators are, but they’re inviting us and the rest of the world to guess.
Selfridges in London has decided to offer some much deserved praise to British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. And while we are often completely enthralled by her a-symmetrical dresses and distressed coats, the area in which Westwood really shines — and the talent for which Selfridges is honoring her — is in the shoe department.
We’d heard these things called Silly Bandz were all the rage, but until we stumbled upon US Magazine’s blurb on the growing craze of Silly Bandz among celebrities like alpha mom Sarah Jessica Parker — who wore a lime green one in the shape of who-knows-what — we had no idea how big they really were. And we’re all familiar with the domino effect that stems from a little bit of subliminal trend endorsements by celebrity moms.
Usually when you refer to something as a “tablecloth,” it’s as an insult — as in: a drab heirloom number that would look better as a backdrop for your grandmother’s Wedgwood than as a piece of clothing. But when we tell you designer Vivienne Westwood has created a bunch of tablecloths, we literally mean cloths for your table.
The always chic auction house Christie’s has teamed up with NBC Universal and some of the most important people in the fashion industry to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day for “A Bid To Save The Earth,” a green auction scheduled for April 22nd.
Earlier this week, we reported that Stefano Tonchi would be replacing Patrick McCarthy as Editor In Chief of W magazine. Now the inevitable questions arise: what will W look like with Tonchi as Editor In Chief?
Leave it to a Parisian runway show to really define true avant-garde. After a successful exhibition of her Fall 2010 collection, Westwood was walking down the runway when suddenly, a stuffed cat was heaved in the air toward the designer and her stable of models.