Vivienne Westwood And The Close Shave

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Vivienne Westwood, the dame of British style has shaved her hair off, all in the name of raising awareness for an environmental cause.

The 72-year-old British designer has shaved her hair to raise awareness of climate change, a cause she has been fighting for several years.

The grand unveiling happened at her Paris Fashion Show on 1 March, but due to the feathered headdress and darkness of the venue, it was hidden from view.

But yesterday it made its second debut at a rally in her local borough of London – Clapham, at an opposed sale of co-operative housing. The only remnants of Westwood’s signature red were her coat and pencilled on eyebrows.

A spokesperson for the designers label told The Telegraph: “Vivienne cut her hair as we must all wake up to Climate Change. And secondly she wanted to cut the red out for a while and have it white- to show she’s proud of her age.”

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In other Westwood news, the designer said last month that she wouldn’t be expanding her business in order to solely focus on a vendetta to protect the Arctic alongside Greenpeace.

But its not just Vivienne that’s campaigning to save the Arctic; models Jerry Hall & Georgia May Jagger, singers Chris Martin and Paloma Faith and actors Terry Jones and George Clooney have all recently joined the Climate Revolution.

Check out Vivienne’s blog to get a feel for her campaign for Climate Revolution here.

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