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Vivienne Westwood
April 8, 1941 -
Nationality: English
Category: Designer
Subcategory: English Designer

Even though it was the 70s, we found old stocks of clothes that had never been worn from the 50s and took them apart. I started to teach myself how to make clothes from that kind of formula.


I was still interested in the youth rebellion but never-the-less I stopped being a victim. Stopped trying to attack the establishment realizing that it takes too much of your energy.


I think feminists are unaware of the tremendous extent of the role of women in history.


I think some people would love to be able to make the clothes I make - and of course, I do influence them, but they keep simplifying, and minimalism doesn't quite work.


It is not possible for a man to be elegant without a touch of femininity.


But, having a perfume and license, in general, is a financial necessity. A designer must, to reap back the money spent on prototypes and all that sort of thing.


The arts have only ever interested a small minority of people, which acted as a kind of nursery to support artists.


My son has followed fashion since he was a punk. He and I agree that fashion is about sex.


I am attracted to people who make this effort in knowing what suits them - they are individual and stylish.


We based the look on rock 'n roll right from the beginning.


It is extremely difficult to say how long the process actually took to finally achieve my fragrance, Boudoir, because there was a lot of time waiting around for other people.


Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.


The muscular, athletic type is not representative of the human race, who are varied in their physique.


I don't have space to enter into the examples or the history of this, so I'm left with having to make the bold statement that culture is extinct.


But, the thing is, since I always had my own little shop and direct access to the public, I've been able to build up a technique without marketing people ever telling me what the public wants.


We moved into the back, made it into a little 50s sitting room and started to sell the records. We had an immediate success. For one thing, these Teddy Boys were thrilled to buy the records.


What changed our lives forever was when Malcolm had the idea to sell rock 'n roll records to trendy customers.


However, because Britain is young and exciting, I did show my second line here once or twice.


We wanted to step off our island and add the color of the third world. We got gold cigarette paper and stuck it around our teeth. We really did look like pirates and dressed to look the part.


My clothes are very popular in Japan.


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