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Backstage Vivienne Westwood Red Label FW13Wednesday, February 20 2013

Backstage Vivienne Westwood Red Label FW13Backstage Vivienne Westwood Red Label FW13Backstage Vivienne Westwood Red Label FW13Backstage Vivienne Westwood Red Label FW13

Backstage Vivienne Westwood Red Label FW13Backstage Vivienne Westwood Red Label FW13Backstage Vivienne Westwood Red Label FW13Backstage Vivienne Westwood Red Label FW13Backstage Vivienne Westwood Red Label FW13Backstage Vivienne Westwood Red Label FW13Backstage Vivienne Westwood Red Label FW13Backstage Vivienne Westwood Red Label FW13

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(Ph/me)

Just as her clothes don’t follow trends, beauty at Vivienne Westwood is never a statement of pretty. Val Garland for MAC described the look at Red Label as ‘bonkers, painterly and humorous’. It was as if the girls had taken over their mother’s dressing table for the morning, and gone wild with whatever came to hand. The result : pale, almost white complexions à la Black Swan, with bold eyeliner in primary red, blue and yellowcontouringthe eye, super-defined brows and red lips lined with either black or more colour. Playful face paint is what came to mind. The nails received a similar treatment, with Marian Newman theatrically airbrushing paint onto the girls’ fingers, to make it seem like polish had gone all over the place. In contrast, the hair was very old Hollywood glamour, almost overdone, echoing the clothes which had a kind of grunge grown up air about them. Vivienne’s woman is stillirreverent, but she now has a job and needs to dress the part.

As the Queen of punk emerged from the wings wearing her face on a t-shirtemblazonedwith the words ‘I am Julian Assange’, you suddenly got it: Westwood is a designer, yes, but more importantly she is a voice. You might, as she once put it, ‘have a more interesting life if you wear impressive clothes’, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t care about everything else happening around the world. Climate change, dirty politics, false propaganda : her stories extend beyond the realm of the physical garment. And that is how it should be.

See the AW13 Red Label show here.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10223636923309622942 White Bear

    The make-up is amazing!!
    Xx Anna

  • http://moicontrelavie.com/ Moi Contre La Vie

    What great pictures! I love getting to peek behind-the-scenes, thank you for sharing you pictures! P.S. Love the black & white, that's the perfect way to capture the drama here!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01556511019912842560 From Boho to Chiic

    Great make up! Amazing! ♥♥

    http://frombohotochiic.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09266673164572022099 fran

    really nice makeup post baby
    kisses

    MY NEW PARKA: OUTFIT
    http://www.showroomdegarde.blogspot.com.es/2013/02/green-parka.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10938076244957361069 Coline Chavaroche

    WOOOOW Lucky you !

    http://Fashioneiric.blogspot.com

    Coline !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841977524174275640 Carol

    you backstage pics always are so interesting !!!
    kisses

    http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10585726542057366737 Ramona Hux

    How dramatic and intense!
    Amazing pictures!

    http://www.monadot.net

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15992012518203792325 Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..

    Love backstage pics!! Vivienne is so cool!!
    http://www.bonnieclydemarni.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Eva
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10726968299255211809 Marta Alonso- Martirena

    WOW!!!This post is amazing!!!!!!I would love to be able to do that make up!!
    http://mixingtrends.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14659896683257655398 Maud Schellekens

    Love the pics!

    XOXO Maud

    Check out my new outfit post on http://thirteentalesoffashion.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15024955405351398748 amalie

    amaaazing!!
    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06629527283157158316 angelic. a

    woow, this post is awesome!
    i really like your backstage pics. thank you for sharing with us!

    love,
    angelic.a

    http://it-is-couture.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07624540796123906204 Eva Sirgi

    The backstage are as crazy as the designer… Vivienne Westwood rules!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04739560089837606530 MARJOLEIN from NEVER TOO POLISHED.COM

    Talking about a LFW circus… 😉

    X Marjolein – Never Too Polished.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11295651726100669717 Fanny

    Were ART stand!

    Fanny
    tvotvp.blogspot.com