Posted on June 7, 2010
British designer Vivienne Westwood renewed popularity after designing the costumes for Sarah Jessica Parker and "Carrie Bradshaw". His past in punk fashion and its footprint in museums.
The name Vivienne Westwood extends around the globe to the rhythm of the second film of Sarah Jessica Parker, "Sex and The City 2". Westwood, despite having a huge career in the fashion world, is now knowing the impact among the younger generations. Not least, it was she who designed the wedding dress of Carrie Bradshaw in the final scene of the first film.
Eccentric and sometimes controversial, Westwood is not afraid to mix their political views with glamor. In 2005, it rose to a catwalk wearing a shirt with the caption: "I'm not a terrorist, please do not arrest me."
GALA IN TOKYO. Sarah Parker with Westwood dress at the Japanese premiere of "Sex & The City 2".
The designer, who next year will be 70 years of age and does not hide his thoughts less conventional. Recently, criticized the excessive consumerism that rules the fashion industry, "I'm not comfortable defending my fashion except to say that people do not have to buy it, but if you have the money to buy, then buy something from me. Just do not buy too much. "
Fashion and Punk
Attached to rock producer Malcolm McLaren in the 70s, Westwood lived the emergence of the punk movement very closely (McLaren was a manager instrumental in the formation of the Sex Pistols) and it inspired several of his early collections. With discreet audacity, Westwood joined the "glam fashion" items which until then dominated the suburban scene.
In the UK, his native country, many acknowledge to Westwood as a true pioneer in his own and a sure inspiration to the next generations, from Alexander McQueen to Isabella Blow.
The Victoria & Albert Museum, of which I recently talked to MV Experiences, has among its permanent collections Westwood's early work.