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Why Bella Hadid was a bride with a dagger on the Vivienne Westwood catwalk

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Bella Hadid on the catwalk 
Bella Hadid on the catwalk at the Vivienne Westwood autumn / winter 2020 show

The model Bella Hadid played the fashion bride for the finale of Austrian designer Andreas Kronthaler’s latest show for the Vivienne Westwood label, wearing a seemingly-delicate lace dress, with a squared-off bustle at the back, and a dagger belted to her hip.

It was an interesting take on the themes Kronthaler, 54, typically likes to take a stab at in his abstract collections; gender fluidity, androgyny, femininity and human relationships. The fashion bride role has long been glorified, particularly at couture catwalk shows - Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld is just one example of a designer who would famously keep his favourite model of the season for last, dressing her up in white-wedding attire. Kronthaler certainly saved his star, but gave her a weapon, and therefore an edge as she walked through the gilded room at Paris’s opulent Hôtel de Ville.

Bella Hadid on the catwalk at the Vivienne Westwood autumn / winter 2020 show

Kronthaler’s own wife, 78-year-old British designer Westwood, watched on proudly from the front row, wearing a dress printed with forks of lightning on a stormy lilac sky, a print which also featured on blouses and skirts in the new collection. 

Model Bella Hadid in her first look for the show, including a garlic necklace

The brand values at Westwood are always drummed into the audience at a show - Westwood campaigns prolifically to raise awareness of the climate emergency and encourages her audiences to buy less and buy better. But at yesterday’s show the drumming was literal; performer Susanne Oberbek aka ‘No Bra’ chanted politically charged lyrics, telling the audience to ‘obey the weather’ and declaring that ‘revolution is happening’.

2020欧洲杯体育足彩外围appSome models wore necklaces made from dry garlic cloves and chilli peppers to ward of negative energy, while others wore earrings shaped like the number 9 - a symbol of ‘universal love and service to mankind’ according to the show notes.

Andreas Kronthaler, Bella Hadid and Vivienne Westwood 

What some would dismiss as bonkers clothes and hippie messaging, others will pledge allegiance to, determining that this is a brand with values that align with theirs. Kronthaler and Westwood lead a happy, unconventional family and it is never short of entertaining to enter their orb. Indeed, you can spot a devoted Westwood customer from a mile off - if the garlic necklaces go into production you might be able to smell them, too.

Why Bella Hadid was a bride with a dagger on the Vivienne Westwood catwalk