Mulberry has dedicated its latest handbag to singer Lana Del Rey and Dame Vivienne Westwood believes people today have an ‘ugly’ dress sense.
The British fashion house have decided to pay tribute to the ‘Born to Die’ singer’s signature retro look with a new bag, which will be available from May.
Lana said, “I love the design, it’s a perfect mix between old school Hollywood and contemporary style. It’s an honor that such a classic and prestigious brand would name a bag after me.”
It is the first time the brand has dedicated one of its bags to a celebrity since launching the Alexa satchel – in tribute to Alexa Chung – in 2009.
Lana showed further support for the brand by attending Mulberry’s London Fashion Week show.
She was joined in the front row by the likes of Michelle Williams and Elizabeth Olsen and was very impressed by the fantasy-inspired show.
She told vogue.co.uk afterwards, “Mulberry hasn’t jumped on the trend bandwagon and it has a good mix of glamour. This collection is gorgeous.”
The 70-year-old designer – who is credited by many as starting the punk scene in the 1970s – thinks historical figures had a better idea of how to clothe themselves and encourages buyers to think more about their purchases rather than getting into “disposable c**p”.
She said, “In history people dressed much better than we do today.
“If you saw Queen Elizabeth it would be amazing, she came from another planet. She was so attractive in what she was wearing. People have never looked so ugly as they do today regarding their dress. Nobody is thinking. I’m talking about all of this disposable c**p. So I’m saying buy less, choose well, make it last.”
Vivienne was speaking as she showed her Red Label collection in London, with celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal and former model Janice Dickinson among the celebrities on the front row.
The collection featured a heavily British theme, with headscarves akin to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II making their mark.
High waisted trousers were also prevalent in the Fall/Winter 2012/13, as was Vivienne’s trademark tartan.
Matthew Williamson was among the other designers to show, with a collection featuring above-the-knee skirts in a collection of metallic greys and blues.
Acne’s range of red, orange and white clothes lit up the catwalk, with waist belts and coats making their presence known.