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Vivienne Westwood Slings One-Liners About the Power of Fashion

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Vivienne Westwood is letting it all hang out. In honor of the release of her new autobiography, the dame sat down with for a candid studio hour to talk about the power of fashion, the art of dressing and more. If you don’t have time for the play-by-play, here’s a quick rundown of the highlights.

On her style advice: “My motto is: Buy less, choose well, make it last.”

On power dressing: “My clothes have always been heroic, whether it’s a latex negligee or a corseted ball gown.”

On the haters: “I’ve never worried about what other people think of me. You have to cut a figure. Step off the treadmill of fashion.”

On using fashion as a platform: “The fact is that the credibility of doing my fashion over time has given me a voice. I have always tried to hijack my fashion, to make political statements.”

If you’re craving more British realness, Vivienne Westwood is out in stores now. It is the first authorized autobiography of the 73-year-old designer, who thought it was about time to set the record straight, most notably about her roller coaster relationship with Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren. Trust us, it’s a page-turner.