Vivienne Westwood takes to the runway in crazy outfit and make-up at highly-anticipated London Fashion Week show… and it's 'glorious' says LIZ JONES
13:07 GMT, 17 September 2012
At the unlikely venue of the Foreign Commonwealth Office, Vivienne Westwood showed a remarkably restrained collection of very Mad Men frocks: all cards, pointy boobies and tiny waists.
No-one cuts a dress quite like she does: the draping flatters the body, adding inches to the bust, covering a tummy.
There was none of her usual fondness for bleak tartans, but summery colours and pretty prints on tea dresses and pyjama pants. Loved the print headscarves, was less keen on the gold cowboy boots.
There was craziness, of course there was: the models' faces were painted green or pink, while grey was streaked in their hair.
the end of the show, she unfurled the banner we saw at the Paralympics
ceremony, calling for a 'climate revolution'. Hard to square this desire
with being a fashion designer, but ah well. The Stephen Jones hats, a riot of flowers, were glorious.
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Making an entrance: Vivienne Westwood took to the stage with black marker scribbled across her face, while donning tartan shorts and a climate revolution T-shirt
Keeping it colourful: The British designer swapped tartan for bright shades like red and pink as well as pretty floral prints
Glamorous: The collection, which featured numerous Mad Men inspired dresses, was presented by models with painted faces who wear wearing various styles of wigs
Remarkably restrained: Liz Jones was impressed with the collection which was previewed at the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Plenty of flesh on display: A model showcases a rather daring black sequinned playsuit on the runway
Front row seats: Jo Wood, former wife Of Rolling Stones star Ronnie, (far left) and socialite Lady Victoria Hervey (third from left) were among those in the audience
VIDEO: Viv on the knickers she wore (or didn't) to pick up her OBE… oh, and don't buy her new collection…unless you have to!