After forty years on the fashion stage, Vivienne Westwood still knows how to pull in the crowds. An excited audience packed into the atrium of the Design Museum on Shad Thames last Friday evening to hear fashion’s grand dame present her impassioned Manifesto: Active Resistance to Propaganda.
With Peaches Geldof taking the role of Alice in Wonderland and Westwood herself as the narrator, the one-hour session saw the designer encouraging the audience to “question everything”, via a fantastical script referencing some of the world’s greatest creatives and thinkers, from Aristotle to Picasso.
With her push behing the idea of the text to be that humanity should stop being intent on “the latest thing” and search for something deeper she said ” We’ve all got to wear something, I suppose. So my advice would be to buy quality. Choose well. I think there’s a certain status in seeing someone wearing the same thing over and over again.” Nice x
Thanks to Vogue.UK