84 posts tagged "Vivienne Westwood"
What do Kim Kardashian and Rihanna have in common? Other than world-famous rear views, both are coveting Ulyana Sergeenko’s silky kimonos. Kim wore a teal robe to Jimmy Kimmel Live, while Rihanna styled her nude version with a matching bodysuit at the MTV Movie Awards. We dedicated a Look of the Day poll to the boudoir-inspired trend on Wednesday, then asked you to play favorites. It didn’t surprise us that Rihanna took first place. What else was on our minds this week? On Monday, we rounded up our favorite high necklines of late. In a sequined black Tamara Mellon dress, Karlie Kloss looked sexy and chic without revealing too much skin. Her look won first place, followed by Lottie Moss’ more casual blue suede number. On Tuesday, we turned our attention to our favorite performances at the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. Indie It girl Jenny Lewis took to the stage in a starry rainbow suit, which won your vote by a landslide. And on Friday, we had a little too much fun hunting down photos of Pharrell-inspired Western hats. The musician’s Vivienne Westwood topper sparked a global phenomenon last January, inspiring stylish risk-takers like Anna Dello Russo to try one on for size. See all of the week’s winning looks here, plus a few runners-up for extra inspo.
We aren’t the only ones nostalgic for the days of glamorous, dressed-up air travel. The Telegraph reports that Virgin Atlantic tapped Vivienne Westwood to reimagine its flight staff uniforms, and we’re thinking other airlines should follow suit. While Dame Viv had to keep the look somewhat traditional, her attention to detail makes a significant difference. Instead of boxy, shapeless jackets, the new crimson blazers are nipped at the waist, and pencil skirts are flatteringly tapered. Blouses have high collars and ruffles, negating the need for those staid silk scarves. The double-breasted coats have a slight cocoon shape so they can be worn buttoned-up or draped open. And perhaps the most noticeable “punk” influence is the red pump, which features Westwood’s signature hourglass heel and comes in a range of heights. Passengers might have to start elevating their sartorial game to keep up.
Globally notorious towhead journalist…and catwalk star? Julian Assange will be hitting the runway at London’s Ecuadorean Embassy (where he has been granted asylum) come London fashion week in September. The stunt is a move by Dame Vivienne’s son Ben Westwood to “highlight Julian Assange’s plight.” The WikiLeaks founder will don pieces inspired by another outlaw, Clint Eastwood, in some of his most famous spaghetti Westerns. George Clooney and fiancée Amal Alamuddin (who has represented Assange) have reportedly both received invites, the Daily Mail reports. Westwood enigmatically added that guests can also expect “another garment with a Julian Assange print.” Tantalizing.
The Spring ’15 menswear collections are under way in Milan, and will be followed by the shows in Paris. Before the new clothes hit the runway, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Per usual, it’s a busy time for all—designers and fashion followers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length at 140 characters or less. Our entire collection of Spring ’15 previews is available here.
WHO: Vivienne Westwood
WHEN: Sunday, June 22
WHAT: “We began with images of childhood seaside holidays on the British coastline, looking at similarities between the graphics of late seventies arcade games, played on the pleasure pier, and Native American art.”—Vivienne Westwood. The designer sent us a snap of her Spring ’15 mood board, above.