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Evening Quickies: Anna Wintour Nixes 40-Foot Sculpture Of Naked Vivienne Westwood

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  • Anna Wintour has reportedly banned a nude 40-foot sculpture of designer Vivienne Westwood from the Metropolitan Museum Of Art’s upcoming punk exhibit. Wintour said the naked, styrofoam Westwood would be “a needless distraction” in “Punk: Chaos To Couture.” [Styleite]
  • Amanda Bynes allegedly got kicked out of a Planet Fitness gym in Harlem for smoking pot on 4/20. She also got her gym membership revoked. [RumorFix]
  • Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordan says she and Thurston Moore split because he’d been carrying on an affair and living a “double life.” How can you cheat on Kim Gordon?! [SPIN]
  • A possibly drunk Tara Reid allegedly threw a fit at an All Saints store in L.A. when the cashier wouldn’t give her a discount because of her, quote, “fame.” A rep told the New York Post that Reid usually gets discounts because she’s often photographed wearing All Saints. Well, no more! “She had to be escorted out by security,” said a source. [New York Post]
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Vivienne Westwood Turns Her Models Into Cartoon Girls

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Legendary punk designer Vivienne Westwood has a flair for the colorful, the dramatic, the outlandish, the shocking, the absurd… but certainly not the tame. Nor the shy, for that matter: everything Vivienne touches, from her flaming orange hair to her punk-infused collections, is intended to Make A Statement. It’s kind of her MO. For her latest venture, the Autumn 2013 show for her eponymous Red Label, the British visionary sent models down the runway in what would best be described as… cartoon makeup. Saturated primary colors, exaggerated outlines done in stark black or white, and blanked-out faces resulted in a look that was very “Roy Lichtenstein goes to the kabuki.” This is a Look with a capital “L” that should not be attempted off the catwalk, but as for on it? It was a hit — and it provided the perfect foil for Vivienne’s soft metallics and loose, lovely grunge-girl knits.

Vivienne Westwood Not A Feminist, Says Women In “The Privileged World” Can’t Be A “Victim Of Society”

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Jemima Khan, writing for the New Statesman in the spring, asked [Vivienne Westwood] if she was an antifeminist, so I thought I’d check out how consistent her views are: is she a feminist? She says not, because she doesn’t see why women in ‘the privileged world’ need to be. She can’t see the point of fulminating and agitating in order to prove that you are as good as a man. ‘Another reason is because I live in the privileged world I would never accept the idea that somehow I am a victim of society. Just by being born a woman!’ But she definitely feels that ‘women in – other cultures, let’s call it – should be supported. And in our culture if they are somehow in the position of victims. But I think men are victims just as much really and I think in our society it would be really scary to be a man.’

This is an excerpt from writer Vicki Woods profile of designer Vivienne Westwood in the UK’s Telegraph newspaper. I definitely disagree with Westwood’s reasons for not calling herself a feminist; it’s almost as if she’s suggesting women in America or the UK don’t experience sexism. What about the amount of women and girls who are raped? What about old, white male politicians who try to make medical decisions for us? What about sexual harassment? What about equal pay? All those things still happen all the time in privileged cultures. Keep reading »

LFW Days 1-3: Temperley London, Matthew Williamson, Vivienne Westwood & More!

New York Fashion Week is just the beginning … after the tents in New York shuttered, the fashion industry quickly hopped across the pond for London Fashion Week, where designers like Matthew Williamson and Vivienne Westwood began showing their spring/summer 2013 collections. Williamson was his usual bright and boho, Westwood put prim models on the walkway with improper green makeup, and Topshop Unique kept things black, white and sheer. Check out those collections and more, after the jump! Keep reading »

Iris Frost’s Ballsy London Fashion Week Dress

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Iris Frost, the 12-year-old daughter of Jude Law and British actress Sadie Frost, finds herself at the center of some undeserved controversy after she wore a particularly cheeky dress yesterday while sitting front row at Vivienne Westwood. The Peter Pan-collared dress, which her mum said Iris had received as a gift, featured a print of candy hearts brandishing phrases such as “Blow Me,” “Drink Poison,” “Choke,” “Eat Shit,” and “Please Drown.” I don’t know where the contention stemmed from, but Sadie found it necessary to take to Twitter in order to explain the situation, saying, “I seem to have upset people and am shocked myself … Iris is a sweet, innocent girl.” I don’t buy it that neither Sadie nor Iris knew what it said on the dress, but I don’t care, either, because I think it’s awesome. Yes, she’s twelve, but I had much nastier things to say at that age than “I Hate You” and “Die Slowly.” All this dress tells me is that Iris Frost is pretty damn cool for a 12-year-old. [The Gloss]

Vivienne Westwood Thinks We’re All Ugly

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“People have never looked so ugly … We are so conformist, nobody is thinking. I’m a fashion designer and people think ‘what do I know?’ but I’m talking about all this disposable crap. So I’m saying buy less, choose well, make it last.”

– Brit icon and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, speaking at her London show for her Red Label collection. I 100 percent agree with her — though I probably wouldn’t call anybody ugly, of course. [NY Mag.com]

Ooh Baby, It’s Cold On This Runway

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God bless Vivienne Westwood: Her Fall/Winter 2012 fashion show put a chill on the faces of the poor male models sent down the runway. The boys were forced to wear fake — and in some cases, real — icicle beards. The look was apparently an homage to British naturalist David Attenborough and his documentary “Frozen Planet.” Either way, those are some deliciously frosty snowmen. [Telegraph UK]

Vivienne Westwood Isn’t Fond of Kate Middleton’s Style, Either

“I would have loved to have dressed Kate Middleton. But I have to wait until she kind of catches up a bit somewhere with style…I think she’s got a problem with eye make-up! The sharp line around her eyes make her look hard. Either she should be smudgy or wear none. … Let me put it this way. It seems to me, that her image is ‘ordinary woman.’ Therefore, high street shopper. And I just think she should be an extraordinary woman, wherever she gets her clothes from.”

–Punk designer Vivienne Westwood, on her disdain for Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s style, or lack thereof. [Telegraph] Keep reading »

Vivienne Westwood Trashes NYC, Loves LA

“I don’t actually like New York … New York people are a bit stuck up and self important, and think that just the fact that they live in New York makes them better than anybody else. Sometimes there, you feel trapped by the concrete, and for me that means being trapped by the myth of Superman and American foreign policy and all these dreadful things that have done so much harm in the world. There’s just so much pressure there; it’s not nice.”

–Designer Vivienne Westwood speaks to W magazine about her decision to open her first stateside boutique in LA, rather than NYC. Now, Westwood has made some valid points about NYC (and its inhabitants), but I found some of her critiques to apply LA residents also, especially the part about self-importance. But I guess the beautiful Cali weather makes up for that. Of course, this isn’t really a battle of which city is better … I’d prefer LA to NYC right about now, too. [The Cut] Keep reading »

You’ve Got A Little Something … There, And, Um, All Over

At her London presentation, Vivienne Westwood sent her models down the runway with swipes of blue and green face paint. Either that, or things got a bit messy at the backstage arts and crafts table. Keep reading »

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