Catherine Deneuve in the Sixties and Seventies was the inspiration behind Vivienne Westwood’s collection of familiar, ladylike dresses and suits. It began with a group of coats — a belted prune and teal striped version, one in a camel and teal zebra stripe, and one in plain teal with an oversize rounded collar — and continued with Westwood’s signature draped creations in plaid, leather, wool and a Seventies floral print. It was all undeniably Westwood but occasionally felt a bit safe for a woman who is known for being fearless.

Catherine Deneuve in the Sixties and Seventies was the inspiration behind Vivienne Westwood’s collection of familiar, ladylike dresses and suits. It began with a group of coats — a belted prune and teal striped version, one in a camel and teal zebra stripe, and one in plain teal with an oversize rounded collar — and continued with Westwood’s signature draped creations in plaid, leather, wool and a Seventies floral print. It was all undeniably Westwood but occasionally felt a bit safe for a woman who is known for being fearless.

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