(Wearing: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania jumpsuit, vintage Chanel jacket, Dior shoes, Miu Miu bag, vintage necklace and the hefty Harper’s Bazaar September issue)
We had the video mode on by mistake so accidentally made a clip, thought I would have a go at a mini-vlog!!
The jumpsuit (technically I guess it is a playsuit as it is short but I detest that term, I am not 5 years old), is in one of Vivienne Westwood’s trademark prints, the ‘Pirate Squiggle’. When she launched the 1981 ‘Pirates collection the print featured heavily. This was the year I was born so I guess it was made for me!
“With Pirate, Westwood began an exploration of historical cut and tailoring that would inform her life’s work. The loose-cut trousers and romantic, billowing shirts, with their vernacular ‘squiggle’ print, were based faithfully on 18th century men’s clothing. Westwood blended the idea of the pirate with the North American Indian and the early 19th-century French Merveilleuses. This heady mix created a collection that bursts onto the London fashion scene in a riot of gold, orange and yellow.”
Claire Wilcox ‘Vivienne Westwood’ V&A Publications, 2004
What do you think of the Pirate Print?