Kate Middleton's no style queen': Vivienne Westwood's gives her verdict on Prince William's fianceeBy Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 11:16 PM on 21st February 2011
We don’t know who will create Kate’s wedding dress – but after some cutting words yesterday, it’s not likely to be Dame Vivienne Westwood.
The controversial 69-year-old designer appeared to suggest that the bride-to-be was not stylish enough to wear one of her outfits.
‘I would have loved to have dressed Kate Middleton but I have to wait until she kind of catches up a bit somewhere with style,’ she said.
Snub: Vivienne Westwood, pictured after her Red Label show last night, claims Kate Middleton, right, still has some way to go in the style stakes
Only last week Dame Vivienne snubbed Harry Potter actress Emma Watson in the same manner, saying that she had never heard of her.
The designer made her latest comments as she prepared to show her new collection as part of London Fashion Week.
Front row guests: Jaime Winstone, Elaine Winstone, Sarah Harding and Nicola Roberts at Vivienne Westwood's Red Label Show
All rise: Jo Wood, Matt Smith and Paloma Faith also attended the show at London's Royal Courts of JusticeVivienne Westwood's show, at London's Royal Courts of Justice, was one of the best attended shows so far. Celebrities seated in the front row included a dark haired Sarah Harding and her Girls Aloud bandmate Nicola Roberts.
Fellow singer Paloma Faith also dressed up for the occasion - sporting a big orange lily in her hair and a bright green belt.
Doctor Who actor Matt Smith and Jamie Winstone also attended - supporting their girlfriend and housemate Daisy Lowe who was modelling some of Vivienne Westwood's creations.
Outlandish: Vivienne's designs are probably 'too wacky' for the future queen
Caricature: Vivienne themed the show on the Royal Family meets Alice in WonderlandDame Vivienne, who rose to fame making clothes for punks in the 1970s, showed she is still as irreverent as ever in her attitudes to the royals.
The collection – with a theme of ‘Royal Family meets Alice In Wonderland’ – featured felt crowns and birds’ nest hairstyles, as well as pinstriped suits and bowler hats.
Uncivil suits: The elaborate shows was staged at London's Royal Courts of JusticeCrowns were also made out of the models’ own hair, styled with wire.
Jo Wood, former wife of Rolling Stone Ronnie, who was among the celebrities at the show, said that Dame Vivienne’s style would probably have been ‘too wacky’ for a future queen.
An opinion with which Kate might well agree.
Out-weirding Westwood: Charlie Le Mindu's catwalk show included a fabric and hair gas mask worn by a topless modelThe quirkiness of Vivienne's collection - complete with models who looked like they'd applied their smudged make-up in the dark - had nothing on Charlie Le Mindu's clothes. Or rather the lack of them.
From the second the first model stepped onto the catwalk, seemingly naked bar a hat that shouted 'violence' and a few litres of blood, Le Mindu's creations got stranger and stranger.
Highlights included a fabric and hair gas mask, a skirt also made of hair and a huge punk hairstyle.
Probably a little too wacky for Kate Middleton too.