January 24, 2021

Vivienne Westwood is at her outlandish best for menswear show

Ballerinas and contortionists feature in London show covering designer’s usual bases – pinstripes, corsets and slogans

Despite what Zoolander might have you believe, fashion shows are usually sedate affairs: models slink down the catwalk silently; audiences clap politely; designers take modest little bows.

Thank goodness, then, for Vivienne Westwood, who closed her menswear show in London on Monday afternoon riding the shoulders of a muscle-bound male model/acrobat while wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the word “Motherfucker”, before singing the praises of Jeremy Corbyn backstage.

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