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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Vivienne Westwood showcases Jubilee collection

25th April 2012

Leading fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood has created a special collection to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The range of new dresses has been designed to reflect the regal nature of Queen Elizabeth II and mark her 60 years on the throne. Rather than the traditional red, white and blue often used to reflect the monarch; Westwood has opted for a more glam Hollywood feel with the use of gold, silver and bronze.

Using taffeta, crepe de chine, georgette and silk satin, the red-carpet dresses are luxurious and reflect Westwood's recognisable style. In total, there are ten dresses in the capsule collection available to buy. Prices for the garments start at £650, with the most spectacular piece costing £3,000.

"My clothes allow you to project your personality, and are quite theatrical in the sense that they are real clothes, well-designed, and they give you a chance to express yourself," explained the British designer, who has dressed a number of royals including Princess Beatrice.

She added: "They are also inviting people to respond to them and want to come and talk to you. You have a much more interesting life if you wear impressive clothes."

The Red Carpet Capsule Collection will go on sale at the end of May and there is also a special range of matching jewellery, including four different styles of earrings, available as well.

Westwood first begin selling clothes in 1971 with the opening of a store on Kings Road. The designer's current flagship store is on Conduit Street in the centre of London. Those staying at central London hotels who fancy some designer shopping are well-placed to visit the shop, which is located close to Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus underground stations

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