Vivienne Westwood Likes Prince Charles’s Ancient, Moth-Eaten Jackets

by , 01/23/15   filed under: Green Designers, Quotes

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“I’ve been a big fan of Prince Charles for a long time and I have spoken to him and even tried to help him sometimes with getting support for his project to save the rainforests.

“He’s a visionary. Right back in the 1970s as a young man, he realized we have to live in harmony with the earth.

“And all his charities have made such a difference, they’ve really helped people, they’re very practical and solid things, they build communities, support people. It really works on a very human way all his charities. We would have a wonderful world if he had ruled it in all that time. …

“He’d wear jackets with holes in them, that are moth-eaten and that are sometimes 20 or 30 years old; he gets his stuff mended…I really like that a lot. …

“The message overall is what we’ve been promoting for years: buy less, choose well, make it last.”

—Legendary British designer Vivienne Westwood and her husband, Andreas Kronthaler, speaking to AFP-TV explaining their use of the Prince of Wales’ image in their Autumn/Winter 2015 collection at Milan’s Men’s Fashion Week on Monday.

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