The Grande Dame of fashion Vivienne Westwood, recently opened up in an interview with "T" magazine out now. Reminiscing of a time in the early nineties when a prominent investor (unwisely) decided not to invest in her label, she said "They could have made money with me. They lost it. I'm a woman. I'm like household management or whatever it is. I would never spend more than I have."
When asked to shed light on what she thought was the secret to her success, the D.I.Y, improv and 'thrown together' quality of her creations were listed as reasons behind the success of her empire. She did also reveal however, that the 17th century Dutch paintings " where somebody is just lying down drunk and you can see into the top of the pants," were strong inspirations behind her designs and credits such paintings for her $367 million annual sales. Who knew that one person's drunken look, which usually accompanies the 'walk of shame' (we've all been there) could actually be another person's inspiration?