Vivienne Westwood: 36 Years in Fashion: 
March 3, 2007 — June 10, 2007

Fashion & the Arts

You have a much better life if you wear impressive clothes”, Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood has been one of the most inspirational fashion designers for the past 35 years. She was the queen of punk fashion design in the 1970s, she created exquisite ball gowns influenced by historical art and dress, while by reinventing the corset and using tartans and tweeds, the historical costume became contemporary, practical and really cool.

Her innovative spirit and enormous talent have given us amazing street fashion, prêt-a-porter, haute couture, corsetry and unique evening gowns.

You can see a fantastic collection of more than 150 Vivienne Westwood garments and accessories at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, on display until June 10, 2007. The exhibition organized by the V&A Museum in London, is displaying a selection of the best pieces of the V&A’s collection and Westwood’s personal archive.

The de Young Museum is the only Museum in the US, which will feature this four-year international traveling exhibition, so make plans to visit San Francisco immediately!

For more information about the exhibition click here:


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