When I was approached on Twitter about the opportunity to talk fashion icon Vivienne Westwood, who sadly just passed away, and video games, you better bet I jumped on the opportunity! Westwood’s style is both iconic and everywhere, and the result is an impact that goes far beyond the runway. (As a very invested RuPaul’s Drag Race fan, I can’t tell you how many times she’s been cited as inspiration for their amazing wardrobes.)
There are few designers who can compare to Westwood, who pioneered the New Romantic style and then continued to work for decades, dressing stars like Doja cat and influencing anime. Personally, I love the work she did that really mashes up historical and modern conceits.
Illustration: Vicky Leta