March 9, 2007 |
With her thumb and forefinger, Vivienne Westwood tugged at the darts at her bust, then her hips, creating torpedo-like effects on her gold-speckled black cocktail dress, made all the more exaggerated by way of her killer wasp waist. Wilma Flintstone comes to mind, and, for the designer, that is exactly the aim, given the scrawling prints resembling cave drawings that she presented in her fall '07 collection, titled "Wake Up, Cave Girl," in Paris last week.
HOME & GARDEN
September 1, 2005
In the '70s, Vivienne Westwood rocked London with her punk couture boutiques, Seditionaries and Sex. Now the legendary designer wants you to walk all over her. Westwood is the latest clothing designer to create a collection for London-based the Rug Co., which is scheduled to open a 5,000-square-foot showroom in L.A. today. Her rugs include deconstructed Union Jack and tartans, patterns that reference her punk-era beginnings and lavish florals that reflect her period costume-influenced fashion.
HOME & GARDEN
October 25, 2007 |
Over a 30-plus year career, British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has swung from punk to Madame de Pompadour. In her collaboration with the Rug Co., she appears to be working her way back to her rebellious roots. After producing plush rugs with romantic florals, she created a flat woven Aubusson Union Jack, a design that proved so popular it launched a line of pillows.
May 8, 2013 |
It's two days after the Met Gala, the Costume Institute's annual Vogue magazine-sponsored fundraiser, and the “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibition opening, and people are still buzzing about the red carpet parade - Miley Cyrus' spikey hair, Nicole Richie's grayed-out pompadour and pregnant Kim Kardashian's gloved Givenchy getup. Of course, there's much irony to the whole thing - the fashion world's most exclusive evening with every entitled celebrity on the planet gathered in the name of punk, an anti-fashion, anti-establishment movement of working-class heroes.
February 10, 2013 |
'Rose' perfume can smell green, spicy, powdery, sparkly, fruity or more. The ubiquity of roses in early to mid-February can be overwhelming (their prices, shocking), but their association with love and romance - and perfume - is hardly a modern convention. Roses are referenced in Greek and Roman mythology, and humans have distilled fragrant oils from rose petals for millennia. Rosewater colognes were popular with both sexes in the 19th century. But it's only recently that scientists discovered that essential rose oil contains more than 400 individual components.
May 20, 2001
Lloyd Klein silk handmade tops and matching skirts. Special order at 7th House, Los Angeles. Opposite: Vivienne Westwood Gold Label brocade corset dress, $3,000, at Vivienne Westwood, New York City. * Natalie Anne asymmetrical rayon-cotton top, $105, at Tracey Ross, West Hollywood, with David Cardona silk metallic two-layer skirt, $1,290, at Les Habitudes, Los Angeles. Opposite: Ghost organza dress, $650, at Ghost, Los Angeles.