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Vivienne Westwood would like to dress George

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Post by Katiedot on Sat Apr 09 2011, 16:50

In this interview with the WSJ, Vivienne Westwood mentions that she'd like to dress George.

Unlike everyone else who'd prefer to undress him, I guess.

Anyhoo , , ,

APRIL 9, 2011.

Wild, Wild Westwood

The London designer and original queen of punk discusses her Hollywood debut and the best night of her life .

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Dame Vivienne Westwood likes to cook. Somehow, it's hard to picture the designer who's credited with birthing punk fashion and was also longtime companion to the late Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren—slaving over a hot stove in an apron. Yet Ms. Westwood, 70, truly believes in the simplest of pleasures; cooking, reading (not magazines, just books) and cycling through London with her husband and creative director Andreas Kronthaler.

Perhaps the meditative satisfaction culled from these basic joys is what allows Ms. Westwood to conjure up her provocative designs season after season. From her Pirate collection—which stood at the forefront of the New Romantic movement in the early '80s—to her latest collection, entitled World Wide Woman, resplendent in golden glitter, tulle and war paint, she continues to challenge the status quo with her outlandish designs.

Last week, Ms. Westwood opened her first U.S. store; not in New York, but in a freestanding three-story Melrose Avenue boutique in Los Angeles. Splayed across the façade is the designer's signature—in hot pink neon lights, of course. Just after the store's grand opening, where the likes of Christina Hendricks (the new face of Vivienne Westwood jewelry) and Dita Von Teese came to pay tribute, Ms. Westwood discussed rebellion, beef Wellington and Jane Fonda.

In the morning, I practice 15 minutes of yoga.

I very rarely watch my own fashion shows, but the makeup for my Fall 2011 show was just brilliant. Andreas went to the makeup artist and told her, "Make them look like horses." They looked like they came from another planet, it was like this amazing parallel universe.

I call 1970 "The Beginning of the Age of Nostalgia." The hippie movement politicized my generation. When it ended, we all started looking back at our own history, looking, in my case, for motives of rebellion. So Malcolm McLaren and I invented this urban guerilla look. One of Malcolm's slogans was "Rubber Wear for the Office." It really was alternative at the time to take S&M and pornography and turn it into fashion. You can't do that anymore. But, when I look back, it was only a look, and it was just a marketing opportunity.

My favorite book is "À La Recherche du Temps Perdu" by Marcel Proust.

My beauty secret is absolutely no sun.

Now, I don't put any faith in youth. I do to the extent they're always idealistic, but the last lot of them have been brought up to be heavy consumers.

I don't watch television and I rarely go to the cinema, but I recently watched "The King's Speech" on a flight. It was so beautiful and so simple.

I think men are much more insecure than women. In history, women had an awful lot more power and influence, from Greek prostitutes to the women who ran the salons right up until the first World War. I think that feminists have definitely underestimated the role that women have had historically. I think I would be insecure if I were to be a man; there's so much pressure on you.

My favorite hotel is the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.

I don't know many celebrities I'd like to dress yet—that's the point, really, in setting up shop here in Los Angeles. I loved Pamela Anderson, and now Christina Hendricks. I'd actually really love to dress Jane Fonda. I think the best thing about her—which she apparently still doesn't like—is Hanoi Jane. And George Clooney who is so accessibly nice, and Robert Redford, for trying to make the world a better place.

I love Jean-Antoine Watteau's drawings at the Royal Academy.

We would like to live in Paris. We'd love to get a little apartment; it's quicker to go to Paris from London these days than to go to Oxford.

The signature dish I make at home is beef Wellington.

When I travel I always stay longer than what's required for business, because otherwise I'm not really traveling. After this, we're going somewhere in Texas to do a juice cleanse.

The best way to get exercise is cycling.

The secret to a good marriage is tolerance. Don't expect anything. I'm quite secure in my marriage. I could be wrong; if I am, I don't really care, actually, because I am so committed to this relationship.

The best night of my life was watching the Japanese Noh theater. I've only seen it once, but even saying it now, I think, how can I ever have this experience again? It was so mesmerizing, so complicated and so primordial; I could not believe it. If someone would say to me, "If you like, you can spend the rest of your life here," I would have said "Yes."

—Edited from an interview by Susan Michals

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Re: Vivienne Westwood would like to dress George

Post by melbert on Sat Apr 09 2011, 18:57

I've seen some of her stuff. PLEASE, George, stay with Armani and t-shirts!

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Re: Vivienne Westwood would like to dress George

Post by lucy on Sun Apr 10 2011, 04:39

Katie, when your right,your right. prefer to undress him!

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Re: Vivienne Westwood would like to dress George

Post by Ello on Sun Apr 10 2011, 15:42

I was going to give you a tick for that gag, Katie, but the template which you, I presume at the time at least, thought ideal for your website prohibits me from doing so, having less than 15 posts. It's classic butterfly effect. That butterfly is a menace.

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Re: Vivienne Westwood would like to dress George

Post by Atalante on Sun Apr 10 2011, 15:44

Well she should, all those colours and all those extra thingies hanging about. FUNNN ! Very Happy She might even colour his hair. afro

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Re: Vivienne Westwood would like to dress George

Post by Ello on Sun Apr 10 2011, 22:58

She wants to dress them, sure! George isn't her style at all, too clean cut, And Robert Redford? They're both in their 70s! She could have dressed him 30, 40 years ago! Mind you, the same could be said of sex, if that's on her mind. George would go for it, I bet. Betty White,.Vivienne Westwood..His senior range would have some class about it, at least

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Re: Vivienne Westwood would like to dress George

Post by LornaDoone on Mon Apr 11 2011, 04:16

Sorry don't know who Vivienne Westwood is but she's got it all backwards. She should be saying she wants to "undress" him.


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Re: Vivienne Westwood would like to dress George

Post by fluffy on Mon Apr 11 2011, 13:50

Lornadoone, if you haven't seen Vivienne W don't bother!! She's a bit like Tracey Emin who won that award for an unmade bed. Mad scary women! Gee wouldn't go near them, nor would I let him!!! She seems to be sozzled most of the time, but then that could be attributed to her punk lifestyle over the years!

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Re: Vivienne Westwood would like to dress George

Post by lelacorb on Mon Apr 11 2011, 19:58

George is perfect in Giorgio Armani,they have the same style.I love George and Giorgio

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Re: Vivienne Westwood would like to dress George

Post by Atalante on Mon Apr 11 2011, 20:55

fluffy wrote:Lornadoone, if you haven't seen Vivienne W don't bother!! She's a bit like Tracey Emin who won that award for an unmade bed. Mad scary women! Gee wouldn't go near them, nor would I let him!!! She seems to be sozzled most of the time, but then that could be attributed to her punk lifestyle over the years!

Cool Well I like Vivienne, she's completely off ! alien

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Re: Vivienne Westwood would like to dress George

Post by melbert on Mon Apr 11 2011, 21:50

Maybe she'll want to dress Elisabetta then!!

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Re: Vivienne Westwood would like to dress George

Post by LornaDoone on Wed Apr 13 2011, 03:59

Fluffy thanks for the info. :-)

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Re: Vivienne Westwood would like to dress George

Post by watching on Wed Apr 13 2011, 10:23

I didn't realise she did men's clothes at all. Had a look at her site and oh dear God. No, just hell no. I can't even begin to try and describe those clothes.

Westwood website

There is a reason men over a certain age shouldn't play dress ups. Those clothes are it. Could you see George on the bike in the patchwork jeans and the Prince Charming t-shirt? He would look old man tragic.

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Re: Vivienne Westwood would like to dress George

Post by fluffy on Wed Apr 13 2011, 12:44

I'm glad you see my point of view watching!! Gee should stick to the "Simon Cowell" effect. Just buy all the same colour/style, if he's with any woman (say it were me!), the clothes wouldn't last long anyway, so does it really matter?? On another thought...boxers or traditional/shorts??

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Re: Vivienne Westwood would like to dress George

Post by Dexterdidit on Wed Apr 13 2011, 12:52

I'm a huge fan of Vivienne's she has been around for years and being an old Adam Ant fan was aware of her stuff back in the early eighties. But for our george she isn't. George is just not hip cool, handsome and classic yes. George is not leather pants and out there shirts. On some it looks great but on others it just looks tragic! George has said he wears boxers I believe.....

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Re: Vivienne Westwood would like to dress George

Post by Katiedot on Wed Apr 13 2011, 13:14

I think he goes commando, but that's just me!

I love Westwood's stuff too, but George isn't the right person for that sort of gear. Russel Brand on the other hand, yep.

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Re: Vivienne Westwood would like to dress George

Post by Atalante on Wed Apr 13 2011, 19:33

Perfect clothing for a clown, so I still say YEZZZZZZZZ ! geek

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Re: Vivienne Westwood would like to dress George

Post by playfuldeb on Thu Apr 14 2011, 02:55

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scroll down a bit to see stills of the men's line

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Re: Vivienne Westwood would like to dress George

Post by lucy on Thu Apr 14 2011, 08:06

That's not how men dress, at least not one I want! But thanks for the visual playfuldeb. Here's hoping we never see George dressed like that, it would ruin my crush.

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