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Five Lessons with a Punk Rock Spirit for Mid-Lifers

Vivienne Westwood, spirit of Punk Rock fashion.
Vivienne Westwood, spirit of Punk Rock fashion.

Wild, wild Westwood is her name and not just because of her orange hair.

In London in the 70s, this former primary school teacher and now keen gardener was the guiding spirit of punk image. As a designer and seamstress, Westwood caused a fashion rebellion of Brit fabric, safety pins and bondage – all familiar now but outrageous then.

Punk Rock, a counter culture with the greatest influence on fashion, was born to be incendiary and designed to provoke a rebel yell. An exhibit in the NY Metropolitan this summer honors the movement. Punk rocker (more…)

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