Vivienne Westwood Fall 2011: Curiosities at Court
LONDON--Pete Burns perched at the end of the next row, a man with a face full of piercings gave interviews to cameras behind us, and Boy George rocked up at the last moment, latex-clad companion in tow. Must be the Vivienne Westwood Red Label show…. This season, the Dame pitched her circus in the cathedral-like Royal Courts of Justice. The lofty setting called for anarchic fashion on a grand scale, and Westwood delivered. Her beauty alone included hair trained into crown headpieces, smeary, slept-on clown makeup; and one leprotic-looking gold-leafed face. If Topshop took its inspiration from 101 Dalmations, it was Westwood’s models who got Cruella’s eyebrows—or at least one each.