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50 amazing faces: vivienne westwood, 50 fashion mavens
October 15, 2010, 10:10 pm
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vivienne westwood, provocateur, designer, artist, … born: tintwistle, u.k. (1941)

vivienne westwood is a hero here at pictomat. we have loved her since the punk days, when she and partner malcolm mclaren open “sex” , a clothing shop on kings road in london, and created the band that became “the sex pistols”. she is probably england’s best fashion designer of the past 50 years. throughout her now 35 plus year career she is still a vibrant voice in the fashion world, but remains close to her punk sensibility.

pictomat would normal not steer you away from this site, but the grande dame of english fashion is currently involved in a project “100 days of active resistance”. only she, and her website with its wonder film can explain the utter elegant simplicity of the idea. here is what she has to say, and at the end of her explanation is a link to her site, do check it out:

‘The principal idea of Active Resistance is that you get out of life what you put in and that real experience of the world involves thinking’ – Vivienne Westwood.

100 days of positive thought, active change, speaking up and being heard. From small personal actions to larger collective moments of change, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and Lee Jeans encourage communication and individuality through an online installation, sharing interpretations of Vivienne Westwood’s Active Resistance.

‘It is not enough to follow world politics, see films and read the prize-winning best seller. This is superficial, you need to go deep in order to understand who you are, what the world is and how things could be better. This involves culture which can only be acquired by self-education: human beings should mirror the world.’

Every day for one hundred days, one image representing your ideas of Active Resistance in the world will be selected from submissions and shared online. At the close of 100 days, the 100 chosen images will become a part of an itinerant exhibition dedicated to the project. So stand up and speak out! Take a photo, write a slogan, create an image or an artwork and show us your Active Resistance!

The installation will commence on September 28th 2010, with the 100 days coming to a close on January 5th 2011. For more information on Active Resistance please visit www.activeresistance.co.uk



50 amazing faces, 50 best voices, 50 fashion mavens
August 5, 2010, 6:27 am
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david bowie, musician. born: london, england (1947)

glamorous even while being booked for possession of cannabis in 1976



50 amazing faces, 50 fashion mavens
July 22, 2010, 4:19 am
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keith richards, musician, born: london, england (1943)

all dressed up and nowhere to go … or a tad bit too far gone!



50 amazing faces, 50 fashion mavens
July 20, 2010, 1:14 am
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keith richards, musician, born london, england (1943). photo: cecil beaton



50 amazing faces, 50 fashion mavens
July 20, 2010, 1:04 am
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anita pallenberg, actress, born rome, italy (1944)

actress and keith richards’ most interesting lover, pallenberg is an inspiration to other model/rock & roll lovers like good friend kate moss.

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50 amazing faces, 50 fashion mavens
July 20, 2010, 12:56 am
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keith richards, musician, born london, england (1943), and anita pallenberg , born rome, italy (1944), actress, witch, and mother of three of richard’s five children

both richards and pallenberg had “the look” and dressed as their status in those heady days of the late ’60’s, allowed them to, though at that time they were thrown out of grand hotels for being too casual. richards schtick is well known, pallenberg, however, less so.

she appeared with jane fonda in roger vadim’s classic film “barbarella”, and with mick jagger in the excellent nick roeg & donald cammell film “performance”. keith looked young and beautiful then partly because he wore much of anita’s wardrobe. she sang the “whoo-whoo’s” on “sympathy for the devil”, with mick’s girlfriend, singer, marianne faithfull. pallenberg was one of the few women who had any say in the music the stone’s produced. if pallenberg disliked a mix, she was the only one that could convince jagger to use another take. she was richards’ girlfriend from 1967 – 1979. both shared an interest in witchcraft, heroin, and among other things, clothes. both richards and pallenberg remain good friends. pallenberg and faithfull attend stones concerts together when they are in the same country. neither pallenberg or richards have gone under the knife, so they share amazingly craggy faces of experience. both are true originals.



50 amazing faces, 50 grand designs, 50 fashion mavens
July 11, 2010, 1:37 am
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grace jones, singer, born spanish town, jamica, (1948), photo-montage. designer: jean-paul goude, born saint-mandé, france, (1940)