Think Vivienne Westwood, think quintessential Brit fashion, right? So who better to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth with an honorary collection than the patriotic designer?
That’s right, folks, Viv has unveiled a range of glamorous frocks in celebration of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.
The Red Carpet Capsule Collection stays true to the opulent Westwood archive so is characteristically elegant yet powerful and – tres excitingly – actual gowns that our actual Queen has worn influenced the designs! Although we can’t say we recall HRH wearing a Union Jack corseted gown covered in sequins…
So seeing as the garments are fit for royalty (and indeed a Duchess), the designs come in luxurious fabrics – think silk satins, taffeta, organza crepe de chine and double georgettes – while the colour palette is super feminine – see the greys, aquas and corals. And there’s elegance a-plenty thanks to draped Grecian-inspired cocktail dresses. Above is a sneak peek of the pieces, that will be available from Vivienne Westwood stores from May, and check out the mega bling below!
‘My clothes allow you to project your personality, and are quite theatrical in the sense that they are real clothes, well-designed, and they give you a chance to express yourself,’ says Lady Westwood. ‘They are also inviting people to respond to them and want to come and talk to you. You have a much more interesting life if you wear impressive clothes’. And there’s no doubt our Queenie is one seriously stylish muse.