Vivienne Westwood visited anti-corporate activists at the Occupy London Stock Exchange encampment outside of St Paul’s Cathedral on Monday night.
The fashion designer is understood to have spent nearly two hours exploring the camp with sons Ben Westwood and Joe Corre, the founder of Agent Provocateur.
‘Vivienne Westwood is a great British icon and it's brilliant that she wants to contribute,’ OccupyLSX spokesperson Naomi Colvin told the Evening Standard, adding that ‘a number of celebrities’ have supported the protest. Another protester told the paper that Westwood ‘really enjoyed’ her visit to the ad-hoc encampment.
OccupyLSX says its supporters are working for ‘a future free from austerity, growing inequality, unemployment, tax injustice and a political elite who ignores its citizens’.
Dame Vivienne published her anti-materialist Active Resistance to Propaganda manifesto in 2007. She has called for an end to fast fashion to further environmental goals, an exhortation that some critics say is at odds with her production of numerous fashion collections per year.