Who are our rulers - and what can we do? | Vivienne Westwood | TEDxAmRing
Vivienne Westwood began designing in 1971 along with her partner Malcolm McLaren when London was at the forefront of cultural trends. In 1984 she launched her own fashion line and in 2004 the V&A hosted a Vivienne Westwood retrospective exhibition to celebrate her 34 years in fashion – the largest exhibition ever devoted to a living British fashion designer. As well as being a World renowned fashion designer Vivienne Westwood is also an activist for environmental, political and human rights campaigns, and uses the medium of her shows to talk about culture and politics, more specifically about the urgent need to act against climate change. She is a Trustee of human rights organization Liberty and, more recently, Patron of Reprieve. She is also an important campaigner for Amnesty International.