Interview, August 2012 — Vivienne Westwood, photographed by Craig McDean, styled by Vanessa Reid. Wearing: Top, One of a Kind, London. Pants, earrings and necklace, Vivienne Westwood Fall 2012
Tim Blanks: One last thing: What would you like your legacy to be?
Vivienne Westwood: I would hope to live long enough to see that people are confronting the problem of climate change, because if they do, then I think they’ll manage to stop it.
Tim Blanks: So that would be more significant to you than all your years of changing the way people think about clothing?
Vivienne Westwood: Yeah, I don’t care about any of that. I have no expectations. I don’t expect anything from anybody. I think that we know so little. The world has forgotten far more than it knows. And so I have no idea what I think about whether there’s any afterlife. Up until now, I’m quite convinced that no such thing happens, and I’m perfectly content to rot. I would prefer not to have any monument whatsoever. Just disappear. Definitely, definitely, definitely.