Jerry Hall on the Feminist Wisdom of Vivienne Westwood

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The actress explains how there could be no one better to design her wedding dress than her hero Vivienne Westwood

InterviewSophie Bew

Having made a family friend of Vivienne Westwood, the inimitable designer has become a mainstay in the Hall and Jagger households, offering wisdom, wonder and inspiration to Jerry Hall and her daughters. A 30-page portfolio in AnOther Magazine Autumn/Winter 2017 examines the impact of pioneers Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler, and would be incomplete without the voices of the brand’s dearest friends. Here, Jerry Hall wrote to us to examine the enduring impact that Westwood has had on her life.

“I first met Vivienne when she had the Sex shop with Malcolm in the 70s. I was engaged to Bryan Ferry then. I loved her clothes as the cut was so good and sexy and made your figure look so good. I loved Vivienne and her clothes as they progressed and started being made out of better material. Her fashion shows with Andreas were the best: a bit of history and lots of magic. I adore Andreas, he was an extension of Vivienne, who needed a worker as she had moved onto saving the planet. Vivienne used to be a teacher and at Sunday lunches at my house she taught my children about how powerful 18th-century women were. Lizzy and Georgia have become feminist lobbyists. Her clothes make women feel powerful and sexy and give dignity to age. There was no-one else who could have made me so happy to do my wedding dress. I insisted. I am so grateful to them both, as it was all so perfect.”

This interview was conducted for the Autumn/Winter 2017 issue of AnOther Magazine, on sale now.