Act: Lily Cole said she had been nervous about her modern dance debut, which she had devised with the help of a friend, but said collaborating with Dame Vivienne was ‘not even work’
Street Democracy writes:
Social exclusion is a powerful weapon and the poor are judged in every way. I went shopping in County Mall, Crawley, West Sussex, today for the first time in months. I have my uncle’s wedding to go too. I walked into Debenhams and noticed how expensive the dresses were. In the end I bought from the sale rack a beautiful dress for £20.
I felt conscious though as some snotty woman behind the counter in Debenhams looked up at me and then looked away as if saying ‘you can’t afford my clothes’. She was right, a dress at £110.00 was out of my league, but she made me feel like crap.
Principles need to changed before blaming the poor to do what they need to do in order to be accepted. To be harshly and so ruthlessly judged as unworthy because of your class status isn’t nice. Being poor and to have society turn their noses up as you walk in is an awful experience. Vivienne Westwood maybe right in not buying for the sake of it and certainly don’t buy and get into debt.
However from a woman who makes a living out of excessive clothing, expensive clothing. Taking ideas from remote tribal cultures who are financially poor, but rich in culture, and making millions whilst they remain in financial scarcity, doesn’t come into question I am guessing.
She doesn’t want women of money to buy several outfits of her collection then?
She is completely hypocritical. In a cut throat business does tell us about her personality. Hard core and a master of not letting the sharks get any where near her business. A certain amount of animal instinct ferociousness and a removal of empathy to play such a game in such a ‘bitchy’ environment, but she survives. So she is a hardened soul, as in a ‘cut throat’ businesses cannot have their owners fill their souls with empathy, they’d never make money.
So with her hard soul, she clearly couldn’t give a crap if she knocks someone out of making money in design as long as she gets her collection in on time. She is no sweetheart, no sincere woman of society, she just makes lots of money from it. For more on this story click here for the Daily Mail or continue to read below.
Speaking out: Dame Vivienne Westwood advised people to buy less clothes at her Red Label show during London Fashion Week SS14 yesterday
‘Buy fewer clothes’ is hardly the cri de coeur you’d expect from a woman who has made her name – and her career – from selling them.
But today Dame Vivienne Westwood made exactly that extraordinary plea – and directed it particularly at ‘poor people’. The eccentric designer sat among celebrities and fashion journalists in the front row for her s/s14 show at the German Gymnasium in north London, instead of waiting backstage as usual.
It meant she had pride of place for the dramatic opening, which saw supermodel Lily Cole performing an interpretative dance while wearing a flowing, Grecian-style gown.