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Queen of punk Vivienne Westwood rips it up for the climate


FRANCE-FASHION/Wear ribbons of torn cloth as a bikini. Pin a picture of your boyfriend to your sleeve. Dig out your mother’s old clothes.

Vivienne Westwood’s latest advice may sound like a DIY fashion campaign, but it’s actually her contribution towards fighting global warming.

At her fashion show in Paris, the queen of punk handed out leaflets blaring: “Act fast – slow down – stop climate change”.

Looking as energetic as ever, her hair in a frayed beehive,  she told me after her show that people are meant to cut out the slogans, or even photos of their own boyfriends, and pin them to
their T-shirts, in the style of marathon runners.