We really love Vivienne Westwood. She's bold. She's brash. She's made shirts with Mickey and Minnie Mouse having sex on them AND beautifully draped gowns that look like they could have stepped out of a Constable painting But today we're disappointed with her. In an interview with the Telegraph she says: "If you ask me what I think people should be getting next season, I'll tell you what I'd like them to buy – nothing. I'd like people to stop buying and buying and buying." We think it's great that Vivienne is, in her characteristically candid style, speaking her opinions loud and proud. But what she's saying seems pretty disingenuous to us. Will she not be stocking her stores this spring? Will she not be showing in Paris next week? Will she be closing down her online shop and her net-a-porter kiosk? We doubt it! Way to go with the mixed messages, Viv. --ANNA FIELDING GRIGGS
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Vivienne Westwood's Official Biography Set for 2014
From Westwood's punk-era Sex boutique in London with Malcolm McLaren in the '70s (which outfitted the Sex Pistols) to eventually designing Carrie Bradshaw's wedding gown in Sex and the City, saying she's had a fascinating career is an understatement.