Vivienne Westwood Hates on Michelle Obama, The Met and American Journalists

Vivienne Westwood isn't known for keeping her opinions to herself--the veteran designer has been outspoken about current events ranging from climate change to Julian Assange to Kate Middleton. And in a new interview with the New York Times' Eric Wilson, she sounds off on the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American journalists, and Michelle Obama--to name just a few. Read on for all the things that are annoying Dame Westwood lately.
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Vivienne Westwood isn't known for keeping her opinions to herself--the veteran designer has been outspoken about current events ranging from climate change to Julian Assange to Kate Middleton. And in a new interview with the New York Times' Eric Wilson, she sounds off on the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American journalists, and Michelle Obama--to name just a few. Read on for all the things that are annoying Dame Westwood lately.
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Vivienne Westwood isn't known for keeping her opinions to herself--the veteran designer has been outspoken about current events ranging from climate change to Julian Assange to Kate Middleton. And in a new interview with the New York Times' Eric Wilson, she sounds off on the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American journalists, and Michelle Obama--to name just a few. Read on for all the things that are annoying Dame Westwood lately.

On being upset that the Metropolitan Museum of Art didn't take her V&A retrospective:

I’ll tell you the truth, not that it is a very good idea to tell the truth about things, but I was very cross with the Metropolitan Museum for not taking my retrospective. I think it’s ridiculous.

On American journalists:

I’m also rather bored with American journalists...You know, America is an isolated territory, with all those editors who think they are so powerful. Mostly, I think they are rubbish.

On fashion's ability to provoke, and the influence of stylists:

There’s such a communication of stylists. They weren’t very important once. The general public didn’t even know about them. They were paid very badly and worked for two weeks getting a shoot together and got a quarter of what the hair person got. Fashion has become so whatever. I don’t think there are any stones left to unturn.

On Michelle Obama:

Don’t talk about her. It’s dreadful what she wears....I don’t want to talk about it. Really, I can’t. She’s a very nice looking lady, but it’s a nonstarter regarding clothes that suit her.