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Dame Vivienne Westwood’s Radical B&&B Exhibition

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At Bread & Butter 2017 we celebrated this ever-evolving legacy by hosting an incredible exhibition of her boundary-pushing designs.

Dame Vivienne Westwood needs no introduction. Since her career launched in the early 1970s, the British style icon has transformed the fashion industry and influenced decades of creatives. At Bread & Butter 2017 we celebrated this ever-evolving legacy by hosting an incredible exhibition of her boundary-pushing designs.

Visitors lined up in their droves to experience the three-day only exhibition and capture it on the ‘gram. Mannequins were given Westwood makeovers in her signature plaids, paper crowns and ripped t-shirts splashed with political, punchy slogans. The coveted platform shoes from her AW12 season were just as lust-worthy now as when they first hit the catwalk.

The Cheshire-born designer displayed a row of impressively draped dresses from 2014 reminding viewers of her impeccable skills in dressing the female figure. Her triumphs in menswear were also showcased – a striped three-piece suit being one of the best examples of classic Westwood tailoring.

The queen of punk has always been about more than just clothes; attitude and activism hold the keys to her enduring relevance in fashion. The exhibition walls were covered with DIY style posters and spelled out some of the Dame’s many environmental protests, including ‘fracking is a crime’. As guests browsed and marveled at the work of the fashion legend in detail, some lucky fans got the chance to peruse the space with Westwood herself, when she made a special appearance. The exclusive archive exhibit made one thing clear: No one is bolder than Dame Vivienne Westwood.