'the only reason I'm in fashion is to destroy the word "conformity". Nothing's interesting to me unless its got that element' -
'I like wearing a safari suit for shooting tigers in'
'its so important to look to the past. because people did have taste, and they did have ideals of excellence, and those things are not going to come unless people look to the past.'
excellent weblink to Westwood's 2004 Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition.
Read about Westwood's life here on Wikipedia.
This is an image from a video of Jonathan Ross interviewing Vivienne Westwood. To view go to Westwood's latest incarnation as political activist in response to global warming at the website Active Resistance where there are 6 videos to watch on the current preocupation for this extraordinary woman who says passionately on this video - "my duty is to understand the world I live in...because understanding it you have to help the world...what can I do...this gift of life... you have to ask what can I do!"