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July 31 2014

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Vivienne Westwood’s Fashion Revolution

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041014_Vivienne_Westwood_BLOG“She launched so many trends…” “She’s a real iconoclast…” “She does what she fiercely believes in, which is something we all aspire to.” When the British visionary Vivienne Westwood brought her show to Paris for the first time back in 1991, it was an event. Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier, and John Galliano all turned up. Tim Blanks was there, too, and he caught them all on video. In our latest Throwback Thursday, Blanks reminisces about Westwood’s radical cuts, the revolutionary way she looked backward to move forward, her boldfaced fans (they’re still legion; see our red-carpet slideshow for proof), and, of course, her enormous influence on her fellow designers—not only the ones who were in her front row that day.

Watch the Throwback Thursday video with Tim Blanks here.

See all the looks from Westwood’s Fall 1991 collection here.

Browse our slideshow of Westwood’s brightest red-carpet moments.

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