In the UK, the anniversary of the famous designer, the famous “grandmother with orange hair”, the lady “extravagance” is celebrated –. She is called the queen of shocking and the creator of the punk style in world fashion. Old age is not an obstacle for this lady. She is still young at heart. True, she stopped dyeing her hair in a bright color. But she still produces collections of youth clothing and always goes to the podium by the hand with her husband, a former student, designer of Austrian origin Andreas Kronthaler, who is almost 30 years younger than her.
By the way, Westwood is the surname of Vivien’s first husband. The girl grew up in an extremely poor family, so she hurried to get married early. As they say: for anyone, if only to carry away the legs from poverty and hunger. After three years of marriage, a divorce followed. As a memory from her first husband, there were two children and a sonorous surname, which is now known to fashionistas all over the world.
not only creates fashion not for everyone. She herself can be called a piece copy. Hooligan cut, crazy hair, fancy shoes. In the 80s, she presented her famous Pirates collection. It included corsets, high pirate boots, wide-brimmed hats in the style of the 18th century. She herself looks like the leader of a pirate gang. A real bandit from fashion! But she does have fans. Her pirate boots in a variety of variations were worn and and and .
Her signature style is ripped clothes, seams exposed, underwear over blouses. But the most scandalous effect was produced by models in which the portrait of the queen was played up. In 1987, on one of the T-shirts from her collection, Westwood “offered” the Queen a piercing by piercing her lip with a pin. Elizabeth II was not offended, but only treated these experiments condescendingly.
The names of the Westwood collections speak for themselves: “Savages”, “Longing for the Mud”. She was not afraid to release models on the catwalk, whose makeup was as if made with mud, and the girls wore bras over their blouses. Another hooliganism! And again there were those who liked it all. Crazy or talented? Everyone answers this question in their own way.
The most interesting thing is that the lady “outrageous” in the world has many admirers. Her great friend, the stylist of the popular series “Sex and the City” Patricia Field, suggested that Vivienne create several outfits for the project. As a result, the main character, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, appears on the screen in a gorgeous wedding dress from. This “fashionable grandmother” will still give everyone a “light”! And more than once!
Westwood’s style is very recognizable. The designer, like all true Brits, loves the cage and uses it wherever possible. Vivienne’s famous plaid handbags of various shapes and configurations can be found in the wardrobes of the most advanced, avant-garde fashionistas.
Shoes with characteristic heels and toes are also not to be confused with anything. And even in jewelry, Vivien adheres to her own style. What are earrings and a fashionable choker necklace in the shape of bones for a dog!