Vivienne Westwood continues support for Occupy London

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  • The fashion designer returned to the anti-capitalist protest to voice her support

    Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood returned to the anti-capitalist protest to voice her support.

    Speaking to a crowd of hundreds gathered on the steps of St Paul’s cathedral, Dame Westwood said:

    ‘What you’re doing, I think it’s wonderful.’

    She went on to outline her fears about climate change, saying ‘it’s connected completely to the financial situation.’

    Westwood made her first visit to the protest site at the beginning of the month accompanied by her sons.
    See Vivienne Westwood’s S/S’12 collection here

    Well-known for her anti-establishment ideals, Vivienne Westwood famously documented her political views in in her 1997 cultural manifesto ‘Active Resistance To Propaganda’.

    Her fashion shows have also had political and environmental messages such as her nature themed Spring Summer 2010 collection ‘Planet Gaia’.

    As well as praising the protestors, Westwood also called on all of us to become art lovers and urged Brits to make use of free entry to London’s galleries saying: ‘An art lover is a freedom fighter.

    After her speech she spent time chatting to the protestors and members of the public. Go Dame W!


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