Dear Shaded Viewers,
After the private showing of the exhibition Vivienne Westwood held a press conference. She explained why she collaborated with Melissa and how the signature shoe was inspired by animals. There are 4 bumps where the toes fit which give an animal atmosphere to her shoes. The inspiration for the shoe is half goat and half fawn. It had been 16 years since her last trip to Sao Paulo for which she guards a great memory and she is now looking forward to her trip to the Amazon.
Vivienne spoke just a little bit about her Manifesto which proposes that people be discriminating with their consumption. She wants people to choose well and buy less and more special and in fact she would like to produce less. She also told the funny story of Naomi falling from her shoes and how it was not the shoes but Naomi’s rubber hose that caused her to fall. Naomi laughed on stage but was furious with Vivienne for the fall and when she had to do the show a second time because the venue was so small, she said if she fell again then Viv herself would have to come out and pick her up because she was not going to move. She did the show and did not fall again.
The first show was Tereza Santos which was a 1970’s revival.
We went to lunch at the Museum where we ran into the designer , Tereza Santos. From left to right: Saran Koly, Liberation, Robb Young, Financial Times, Tereza Santos, Akiko Ichikawa, Vogue Japan, Sameer Reddy, Newsweek. Colin McDowell and I after the Tereza Santos show.