Vivienne Westwood donates £1 million to battle climate changeKnown for her fearless, non-conformist style, the flame-haired Dame Vivienne Westwood has been credited with introducing punk and new wave fashion into the mainstream.
    
In her passionate speech about the demise of fashion, the designer admitted that even her own clothes don’t always meet her high standards.

At the presentation of her Red Label collection at London Fashion Week, the dame said that “everybody looks like clones and the only people you notice are my age. I don’t notice anybody unless they look great, and every now and again they do, and they are usually 70.”
    
“In history people dressed much better than we do today. If you saw [Britain’s] Queen Elizabeth it would be amazing, she came from another planet. She was so attractive in what she was wearing. People have never looked so ugly as they do today regarding their dress,” Vivienne continued.

“Recently I said I don’t even like some of my clothes. I like the stuff going out now but you have to be very careful. When you delegate stuff things can escape from you and become not very good. You have to watch that.”

The iconic fashion creative stayed true to her British roots with her new Fall/Winter 12 line (featured below) which included tartan trousers and checked pencil skirts.

Her latest sartorial offerings also included sparkling cardigans and skirts, brightly printed dresses and elegantly draped jersey frocks. © COVER MEDIA/ IMAGES: SHOWBIT