Strictly speaking, she is a lady ( by the United Kingdom), but Vivienne Westwood is often described as the queen of punk or British fashion. Before the series, initially due to drop yesterday and then postponed for obvious UK reasons, Westwood tipped her tiara to the real HRH who just passed. She said last Friday: “The Queen performs a national service. Every morning she eats breakfast and most of the time her attire is set for her royal appointments; handshakes, speeches. Every institution in our country All want her recognition and belonging. Her life has rules. The royal family as an institution is social cement. The queen holds the country together. She is the figurehead of international diplomacy. I think our royal lineage is very important, the family Members learn diplomacy through infiltration and develop a sense of responsibility to our country and the world. We should all be thankful to her.”
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For example, tartan with neon, a version of the MacAndy pattern she first used in the fall 1991 Anglomania series. Slashed denim was developed from the 70 Cut and Slash collection. And a great corset dress, originally modeled by Kate Moss, sucking a lollipop, in 1991. Of course, there’s a lot of sexiness too—a pair of shorts called the Rough Bum has a Savile Row-style legging above the salient area, while the jeans have no buttons at the top but an “emergency button” in the middle. One suspects that Westwood’s design team has had time to dig, distill, and restore her wonderful archive: recycling as much as possible.