Vivienne Westwood Red Label

Monday 17 September 2012

Catwalk

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Accompanied by a live soundtrack from former model and muse Sara Stockbridge, a regal procession of polished elegance ensued. Signature jersey cowl bodices, twin-sets, cute cropped jackets and fitted frocks with flared skirts are what we have come to expect from Red Label. Reframed by styling that included make-up in the spirit of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych and hairstyles evoking HRM’s penchant for rollers and set, there was something of a suggestion in the air. Westwood’s love of aristocratic opulence and historical flourish, augmented by a small shift in silhouette to allow a looser, roomier coat or skirt, seemed to pitch the perfect attire for a certain Duchess, perhaps? Surely it’s time for Kate to forgive the comments about her pre-wedding style and make that call. With a call to arms herself, Vivienne took a bow, unfurling, with the help of two tartan-clad sentinels, a billowing campaign banner to draw our attention to climate change and galvanise her own, very loyal subjects into action.

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