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.
May 2, 2013 |
Virgin Atlantic Airways has tapped fashion designer Vivienne Westwood to redesign its uniforms the airline announced Thursday. The partnership between the two British brands will result in newly designed -- and eco-friendly -- uniforms for about 7,500 employees, including pilots, cabin crew and ground crew. According to the announcement, Westwood's goal with the redesign is "a futuristic look, which references her enduring interest in '40s French couture cutting techniques as well as the Savile Row tailoring heritage.
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.
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.
November 24, 2000 |
With a dollop of disheveled blond curls crowning her head, a waist that looks to have been shaped by years of corseting, and perfectly porcelain skin, British fashion matriarch Vivienne Westwood could be dismissed as a kooky grandmother. Thirty years after playing a major role in the punk movement in London with her ex-husband, Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, the 59-year-old designer has given up the rips, zips, chains and whips of her youth.