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Vivienne Westwood: ‘It’s the Most Life Enhancing Thing to Dress Up’ [Video]

Image: IMAXtree

Image: IMAXtree

Vivienne Westwood's London runway show is always one of the most spectacular of the season and this year, to celebrate both her Fall 2014 collection and her extraordinary career, our pals at Dazed invited Dame Westwood to take over its website. The publication filmed a series of exclusive videos dedicated to the British designer's life and loves — fashion, the environment and activism.

Below, watch Westwood discuss her role as one of London's leading punk figures ("Malcolm McLaren and myself invented punk") her fashion dream world ("The concept that you're working towards, it's a sort of bubble. A parallel world to this one, but where people look better") and her love of clothes: 

"I always liked clothes, of course. I think most people do. It's only when they grow up they decide they don't like clothes. Because they got too fat or something…Or whatever. People have reasons, for saying they don't like clothes. To me, it's the most life-enhancing thing is to dress up. "