Vivienne Westwood Quotes


Best 60 Quotes by Vivienne Westwood – Page 1 of 2

“All that self-expression has just created a generation of morons, hooked on an endless appetite for rubbish.”

“Buy less. Choose well. Make it last. Quality, not quantity. Everybody's buying far too many clothes.”

“Economists treat economics as if it is a pure science divorced from the facts of life. The result of this false accountancy is a willful confusion under cover of which industry wreaks its havoc scot-free and ignores the environmental cost.”

“Everybody should have a fair deal; everybody should have the chance to life in this world. If we were evolved as human beings, we would hopefully be able to alleviate suffering in the world.”

“Fashion is life-enhancing, and I think it's a lovely, generous thing to do for other people.”

“Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.”

“I am always trying to find fabrics that are more friendly to the environment – working with Virgin Atlantic, they managed to research into this and find more eco fabrics.”

“I am attracted to people who make this effort in knowing what suits them – they are individual and stylish.”

“I can't think without my glasses.”

“I design things to help people to hopefully express their personality.”

“I didn't consider myself a fashion designer at all at the time of punk. I was just using fashion as a way to express my resistance and to be rebellious. I came from the country, and by the time I got to London, I considered myself to be very stupid. It was my ambition to understand the world I live in.”

“I disagree with everything I used to say.”

“I eat only vegetables and fruit, and to me it's the most aspirational diet because it's so easy. It's quite simple, the cooking I do.”

“I just think people should invest in the world. Don't invest in fashion, but invest in the world.”

“I just use fashion as an excuse to talk about politics. Because I'm a fashion designer, it gives me a voice, which is really good.”

“I really don't like women who try to be men. All these politicians, I think they're horrendous. We could have a brilliant future, but we have this terrible male vision of destroying everything. They'd better sort themselves out and become more womanly.”

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“I think dress, hairstyle and make-up are the crucial factors in projecting an attractive persona and give one the chance to enhance one's best physical features.”

“I think I've got wiser.”

“I think that feminists have definitely underestimated the role that women have had historically. I think I would be insecure if I were to be a man; there's so much pressure on you.”

“I was a punk before it got its name. I had that hairstyle and purple lipstick.”

“I was born during the war and grew up in a time of rationing. We didn't have anything. It's influenced the way I look at the world.”

“I'm always attracted to people who interest me. They've got to be people who are really true to themselves somehow, and who are always trying to do something that makes their life more interesting, or better, or something for somebody else. They're interested in people.”

“I'm different from any other designer, businesswise, in that I've built this company up and I own it. I never had business hype behind me to promote my image... My image is real... I have never had marketing people telling me what to do.”

“I'm not sure what I think about current fashion, though. A few years ago, I would have said it's really, really bad and you hardly ever see anybody looking good. There must be some very good designers in the world.”

“I'm the proof – you can't throw away tradition.”

“If you see everything from the point of view of women being victims in some way, you don't see the wood for the trees. It is better to be a person than a woman.”

“If you wear clothes that don't suit you, you're a fashion victim. You have to wear clothes that make you look better.”

“If you're too big to fit into fashion, then you just have to do your own fashion.”

“Instead of buying six things, buy one thing that you really like. Don't keep buying just for the sake of it.”

“It is not possible for a man to be elegant without a touch of femininity.”

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