Vivienne Westwood’s quite the quote-worthy designer. She had some pretty good thoughts to share recently on Jonathan Ross’ talk show, and The Guardian has put together a collection reminding us that she’s always been quippy.
She maintained in 1991 that “Fashion is about eventually becoming naked” and to back that claim up, explained her ripped stockings in 1994 by saying, “I was taken on the bed by Andreas this morning. Don’t you love this look?”
Our society loves a good quote, always has. Even if you roll your eyes over inspirational quotes, we imagine you have a few favorite fashion-related ones logged away.
These days we have Twitter, which is tailored (very self-consciously at times) to creating a nugget of opinion.
Of course, a fashionista or celebrity having a Twitter doesn’t mean their words are worth repeating in the present, let alone have any long-term staying power. And the rise of Twitter isn’t going to stop designers or models talking to magazines and websites. But there’s so much potential!
Who will be the Diana Vreeland of the Twitterverse?
–AMANDA JEAN BOYLE