She claims she never intended to go into fashion…What a thought. One of the most original characters of the punk 70’s, flamboyant 80’s and the decadent 90’s got involved in clothing design to “help out her boyfriend”.
Of course, the designer is Vivienne Westwood, and that boyfriend was Malcolm Maclaren, manager of the Sex Pistols. The Museum at FIT is launching a small exhibit next Tuesday showcasing her iconic looks from the decade of the 1980’s. That’s when dressing like a Pirate was considered chic and English tweed could actually be made edgy.
Exhibit runs from March 8, 2011 – April 2, 2011.
Museum at FIT
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