Fashion designer and environmentalist Dame Vivienne Westwood has tirelessly campaigned to help tackle climate change, believing that governments have been too slow to distribute funding for green projects. She talks about her long-standing interest and involvement in environmental campaigns and stresses that public opinion is the only thing that will save us. The full list of Festival of Ideas events at Big Green Week is here. You may also be interested in our panel discussion Has the Environmental Movement Made Much Progress Since 1962?.
Vivienne Westwood began her fashion career making Teddy Boy clothes for Malcolm McLaren and in 1971 they opened Let it Rock at 430 Kings Road, London. Her first catwalk show was presented in 1981, using the theme of pirates. In 2006 she became a Dame of the British Honour for her services to fashion. Visit her website at www.viviennewestwood.co.uk/.
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