The 71-year-old designer sat down with Eric Wilson of The New York times for what seems to be the most hostile interview ever. The poor journalist wanted to talk punk fashion (“Punk: Chaos to Couture” is the Met's theme for this year's Costume Institute exhibition), but instead he got an earful of Westwood's dislikes. Spoiler alert: She pretty much hates everything -- including the first lady's fashion:
Q. You must love our first lady, who is famous for recycling her clothes.
A. Don’t talk about her. It’s dreadful what she wears.
A. I don’t want to talk about it. Really, I can’t. She’s a very nice looking lady, but it’s a nonstarter regarding clothes that suit her. Jackie Kennedy was a different matter altogether. It just has to suit her and be something that makes a human being more glamorous. That’s what fashion is there for. It’s there to help, not just to make you look more conservative.
Um, ouch? Like we said, the fashion designer seems to be out for blood these days. Just last month, Westwood slammed Kate Middleton for not wearing her clothes enough (see here, here and here for our rebuttal). We're just happy that the Times didn't ask her to comment on Mrs. O's bangs, even though we're sure her views would be in line with Karl Lagerfeld's on that subject.
To be fair though, we're not sure if anyone's style would be good enough for Westwood. "Fashion has become so whatever," she told the Times. "I don’t think there are any stones left to unturn." Oy vey.
Read the whole Q&A here.
See FLOTUS' style and tell us if you think Vivienne Westwood's comments are merited.