Dispensing with theatrics this season, Vivienne Westwood focused on dressing a “posh, privileged, looked-after, very English woman,” as she put it. She didn’t break new ground, but sent out a collection that ticked all the boxes of her aesthetic: vixens with nipped-waists, draped tailoring and a touch of the Victorian urchin.

A Harris tweed swing coat opened the show, which segued into lady suits in Savile Row pinstripes or dove gray wool, given an Eighties vibe when styled with big shades, sheer black tights, a fur coat slung over the shoulders and a boxy handbag. Velvet pantaloons and fur-trimmed shorts nodded to a Dickensian youth, while a hoop skirt in gold lace came with a fine taupe knit and a queenly red sash.

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