In the spirit of pigs still flying, I come to Vivienne Westwood, I mean Dame Vivienne Westwood who is the recipient of another first of my reviews for her Fall 2013 collection
Dame Viv is one of those where you must sift through and dissect and try to ignore all the antics and theatrics of her shows. I have always known she is a tailor at heart and the suits and jackets prove it! I even liked the dresses as they are wearable and pretty and edgy without being way way over the top...that is if you eliminate those that are beyond unwearable and absurd. My gripe is that the dresses are not as sharply rendered as the suits as I am drawn to the hems which seem to be a bit amateurish for a designer of her stature and reputation. The rest of the collection requires tweezers to extract the beautiful pieces from the piles of layers that she is so wont to use on the runway.