Vivienne Westwood? Yes. Step aside Diane (Keaton), Vivienne’s in town today. No, there is no footnote. You’ll just have have to look her up yourself. “Why Vivienne this morning?” Honestly, she and the title simply popped into my head. I was caught between brief moments lamenting the loss of “opportune” times to write. You know, those tenuous moments (usually inconvenient and/or away from a computer) when fabulous words start streaming through your brain only it’s nearly impossible to hold on to them long enough to get them on paper or throw ’em up on a screen.
It’s funny that Vivienne should scream at me today. I have been wanting, for weeks now, to write about certain signals that have been appearing lately indicating we are on the cusp of a seasonal change. Geez, what part of my unconscious did she pop out of?…. have I been putting in some astral travel miles to Paris and simply forgot I had a front row seat at all the best fall shows?!
You should know that, in spite of the reputation we have with some people (clarkscottroger), most clarklike females do keep current with fashion and couture. And no, I don’t believe that we like people make a mockery of “fashion”. Au contraire mes amis. You see, Vivienne, the clark that she is, is an excellent example of a fashion designer/icon who, in her unique style, has influenced decades of fashion conscious men and women all over the world.
Listen to those testimonials for goodness sake. Daisy loves Vivienne’s “crazy cuts”, Paloma thinks her clothing expresses British “rebelliousness and eccentricity” (can you say clark?) and someone used the euphemistic adjective “distinctive”. Boy George? He’s loved her clothes since he was, well, a boy.
The second video is a tad long however you don’t need to watch the entire clip in order to catch on to why I can say Vivienne Westwood is a clark, although if you do watch it in it’s entirety, you will be convinced yourself that Vivienne is without doubt a clarklike female. She places proper emphasis on footwear, she includes androgeny and she manipulates, rather artfully, design in a way that evokes certain and subtle sexiness. If you are still not convinced she is a clark then by all means peruse some photos of Ms. Westwood. Trust me there is not doubt on how she “views the world”.
Google Vivienne, watch these videos and then tell me that she is not a designer extraordinaire! Thank you Vivienne for your contribution to the world of fashion!