Using her iconic fashion status as a platform to express her concerns over drastic environmental issues, Westwood has been sharing ideas of sustainability and global responsibility for years. For her SS14 Red Label show Vivienne collaborated with her long-time muse Lily Cole to create a film and live performance inspired by the growing number of people losing their homes because of natural disasters. The film is based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale of “The Red Shoes” and features Lily dancing in a variety of Westwood pieces (including the beautiful sustainable rubber dress designed specifically for her to wear to the Met Gala). The film highlights human rights issues raised by the Environmental Justice Foundation, whose postcard project focussing on the importance of home has also been hugely influential for them both.
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