Vivienne Westwood Says Punk Was "Just A Marketing Opportunity"

In the week of her 70th birthday, Vivienne Westwood tells the Wall Street Journal about her favorite book (A La Recherche du Temps Perdu), her favorite experience (Noh theater), and what she likes to cook (Beef Wellington). She rarely watches her own fashion shows. And the secret to a good marriage, in case you were wondering, "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." Westwood on young people: "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." But she also says of the punk movement, "when I look back, it was only a look, and it was just a marketing opportunity." [WSJ]


Vivienne Westwood Says Punk Was "Just A Marketing Opportunity" Lauren Conrad is on the cover of Allure , for some reason. She has strong feelings about having once been referred to in the press as a "Reality show talent" : "I'm like, ‘What's my talent?'" WE HAVE BEEN WONDERING THAT SINCE 2006, Lauren. [JustJared ]
Vivienne Westwood Says Punk Was "Just A Marketing Opportunity" Apparently, Allure has an "annual nude issue" ? Keri Hilson and Ashley Tisdale are in it. Tisdale takes this opportunity to state these facts: "I'm not just the young girl everyone thinks I am. I'm actually a woman." Guys, it's time for me to tell you something. I'm not just the obstinate blogger everyone thinks I am. I'm actually a highly trained pangolin with a fondness for Manhattans. [TLF ]
Vivienne Westwood Says Punk Was "Just A Marketing Opportunity" Marquita Pring shot bathing suits and beach cover-ups for New York . [The Cut ]
Vivienne Westwood Says Punk Was "Just A Marketing Opportunity" Agyness Deyn , sporting blonde hair again, worked with Tim Walker for British Vogue 's May issue. The editorial was shot in the Namib desert and is the model formerly known as Laura Hollins' first appearance in the magazine in two years. [Fashionologie ]
Vivienne Westwood Says Punk Was "Just A Marketing Opportunity" Karl Lagerfeld threw a party to celebrate his "collaboration" with "Coca Light" (what the freedom-hating surrendermonkeys across the Atlantic call Diet Coke) and all the waiters were dressed like him. [WWD ]
Vivienne Westwood Says Punk Was "Just A Marketing Opportunity" Can you guess who shot this Diesel ad? His name rhymes with Merry Kitschardson . [Copyranter ]
Vivienne Westwood Says Punk Was "Just A Marketing Opportunity" Terry also shot Riley KeoughElvis 's granddaughter, who models — for Lee Jeans . [Racked ]
Vivienne Westwood Says Punk Was "Just A Marketing Opportunity" Here is a photo of a very young Stella McCartney and her dad, eating cotton candy — or as they would call it, being Brits, candyfloss . [WOW ]
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