We've picked out some of our favourite quotes from Vivienne Westwood by Vivienne Westwood and Ian Kelly – wise words, all.

What I'd say to the girl in that photograph, actually: don't be afraid. Keep reading. Say it like it is. And then think for yourself. - Vivienne Westwood


The best thing you can do for children, I think, is to give them ideals. - Vivienne Westwood

The only reason I am in fashion is to destroy the word 'conformity'. - Vivienne Westwood

What I am doing now, it still is punk - it's still about shouting about injustice and making people think, even if it's uncomfortable. I'll always be a punk in that sense. - Vivienne Westwood