Veteran punk Vivienne Westwood loves a good old clash of ideas, throwing symbols of her save-the-planet worldview, along with emblems of 17th-century decadence, into the melting pot this season. It felt intriguingly harmonious, converging into a poetic collection set to the live tinkerings of 16-year-old pianist Kyle Nash-Baker. All the Westwood fundamentals were there — puffy, regal taffeta dresses; cloudy coats; corsets, and crazy, clunky footwear. Standouts included embroidered oversize corset jackets, a grungy loose silk evening gown with bold silver sequin stripes and trailing points at the hemline, and a group of boned and corseted lace gowns that looked as light as air.

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