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Designer Vivienne Westwood, who has never shied away from making a strong political statement, had a dinner date with Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder who is now holed up inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. She showed up to the embassy wearing a T-shirt with her face on it and the caption "I am Julian Assange." Last month, Lady Gaga also visited and had dinner with Assange. With so many fashion star friends, how long before the guy ends up with his own spread in Vogue? [THR]