Friday 9th April

| BY Brittany Newman

This is How Vivienne Westwood Celebrated her 80th Birthday

Would you ever expect anything less from the icon that is Vivienne Westwood’s 80th birthday? Yesterday, to mark her eight decades on this earth, Westwood took over the Piccadilly Circus billboards at 20:21pm to screen a short film by the birthday girl herself.

The 10-minute film Do Not Buy A Bomb – a one-off commission by the art foundation CIRCA – offered a warning on the looming climate crisis; challenging the audience to ‘Tell the children the truth’. Ending the educational film was Westwood’s rendition of ‘Without You’ from My Fair Lady which was first heard last month during her AW21 collection. And with that, happy birthday Viv!

Photography by Ki Price.