Dame Vivienne Westwood’s trademark fiery locks have been compromised as a promotion of climate change. The 72-year-old, ever eccentric designer has been sporting this hairstyle forever, so you can imagine how shocking it is to see images of a freshly shaven Westwood.
Westwood’s new crop was unveiled at a protest in her local borough when she removed her beanie, revealing her shaven head. Nothing was left of her tresses, but her drawn-on eyebrows only reminded of them.
A spokesperson for Westwood’s fashion label commented,
“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.”
Coming from the woman who officially brought punk to the catwalk, this is a pretty fitting beauty statement. Westwood has been an active climate change campaigner for a while now and only last month revealed that she would not be expanding her business in order to focus on backing Greenpeace’s work to protect the Arctic. She has also spoken out about how people buy too many clothes:
“Instead of buying 6 things, buy 1 thing that you really like. Don’t keep buying just for the sake of it. I just think people should invest in the world. Don’t invest in fashion, but invest in the world.” And, according to the designer, don’t bother investing in hair dye, either…