On a day like today,
Let’s talk about Vivienne Westwood
Who is amazingly wearing VERMILION to match her hair,
skull necklaces and a butterfly pin in this photo!
She looks stunning!
Vivienne’s Sun and Venus are Aries,
She does super successfully embody that old cliche that Aries should wear red here!
Mars in Aquarius, Leo Moon,
and she sports a visionary Mercury in Pisces.
(Great for Fashion!) Neptune in Scorpio on the Midheaven.
Vivienne has Saturn, Jupiter,
Uranus and Lilith in Taurus, classically sexy staying power!
In the 1970’s she was part of the punk movement,
Vivienne left her marriage to be with Malcolm McLaren
and started selling clothes she made in his shop.
Her look was ultra bold, combining 17th and 18th century tailoring
with a safety pins and razor blades aesthetic
She dressed the Sex Pistols, and influenced a generation.
Westwood had her first runway show in 1981.
The Theme was pirates!
After 20 years of amazing and revolutionary work in fashion,
1992 finds Vivienne receiving prizes at Buckingham Palace.
This from Wiki:
In 1992, Westwood was awarded an OBE, which she collected from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. At the ceremony, Westwood was knicker-less, which was later captured by a photographer in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace.
Westwood later said “I wished to show off my outfit by twirling the skirt. It did not occur to me that, as the photographers were practically on their knees, the result would be more glamorous than I expected”, and added “I have heard that the picture amused the Queen”. Westwood advanced from OBE to DBE in the 2006 New Year’s Honours List for services to fashion, and has thrice earned the award for British Designer of the Year.
now we are smiling.