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Vivienne Westwood Red Label: 'Don't Buy this Collection'

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When Vivienne Westwood told Vogue UK, "I don't really care about fashion. My job now gives me an excuse to talk about what I really care about," everyone knew they were in for a treat. And a treat it was. Toting her worthy cause—climate change (she's against it)—she sent a sort of surreal Lady, or Stepford wife consumed by her environment, down the runway, green-face and all.

Strip the message away and you've got pretty prints perfect for a picnic, sporty pants, pink rompers, full skirts, knitted shifts, vertically striped shirt-dresses—everything you need to fit right in at the country club. On the the whole, the clothes are entirely covetable but it's her tongue-and-cheek message that really propelled the show. And that message is, verbatim, "You should wait until you really need something before you buy it. In fact, don't buy this collection." But should you care to look at it anyway, it's after the jump.

· Vivienne Westwood Red Label [Vogue UK]
· All Vivienne Westwood Coverage [Racked]