8 Facts About Vivienne Westwood

1. In 1985 Vivienne Westwood launched her "mini-crini", a short hooped skirt inspired by the Victorian crinoline, and styled with a tailored jacket and platform shoes.

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2. In February 2015, Vivienne Westwood was announced as the special guest on the Greens' We Are The Revolution campaigning tour of English universities in such cities as Liverpool, Norwich, Brighton and Sheffield.

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3. In January 2015, Vivienne Westwood announced her support of the Green Party of England and Wales: "I am investing in the Green Party because I believe it is in the best interests of our country and our economy'.

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4. In 2014, Vivienne Westwood became ambassador for clean energy Trillion Fund.

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5. In June 2013, Vivienne Westwood dedicated one of her collections to Chelsea Manning and at her fashion show she and all of her models wore large image badges of Manning with the word "TRUTH" under her picture.

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6. In June 2013 Vivienne Westwood announced she was shunning further expansion of her business as a way of tackling environmental and sustainability issues.

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7. In 2008, the Vivienne Westwood-designed academic dresses for King's College London have been unveiled.

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8. In 2007, Vivienne Westwood was called upon to design an academic gown of a prestigious academic institution.

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