VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Gold collection - Paris
Her way of making them look wonderful this afternoon revolved around the 17th Century - due to her involvement half way through the creation of the collection with making costumes for comedy The Man of Mode, which originates from that time. That and some green strobe lights - of course it wouldn't be the 17th Century without them.
So, we were treated to Westwood signatures in corseted and bustled dresses, but this time they took on a more angular construction and peaked mountainously at the shoulder. There were tartan jackets and little shorts and Camden tutus over crazy tights with Spice Girls wedge platforms of the clompiest stilt variety.
They were an eclectic bunch, Westwood's posse. We had blanket coats and hooded sweeping cloaks, knits of pink and green with inserts into a pair of trousers to make them bag all-in-one style - and we had some old school underwear all-in-ones in there too.