Today, the coolest 72-year-old on the planet officially becomes the coolest 73-year-old on the planet.
Happy birthday to activist, innovator, permanent style icon and eternal no-bullshit go-getter, Dame Vivienne Westwood.
Unfaltered by the pressures of the oh-so-vogue fashion industry to produce something trendy and commercially successful, you’ve placed sincerity, originality and unique inspiration at the forefront of all your efforts.
I watched you get cut off by disrespectful reporters in the midst of your activism rant at the PUNK: Chaos to Couture gala for the Met (an event that was essentially celebrating YOU above everyone else) and that’s when I knew: your honesty will never be accepted by the mainstream, because you will never dilute yourself for the sake of being easily consumed by the masses. A truly authentic punk, you are.
SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU FABULOUS QUEEN.
TODAY WE WEAR YOUR GORGEOUS SHOES IN YOUR HONOR.
TODAY WE RAISE OUR GOLDEN PENISES IN YOUR HONOR.