Dame Vivienne Westwood backs Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond's Yes campaign with her Red label Spring/Summer 2015 show at London Fashion Week. Rough cut - no narration
ROUGH CUT (NO NARRATION) Britain's grand dame of fashion Vivienne Westwood on Sunday (September 14) urged Scotland to vote for independence ahead of a historic referendum next week that could see it break away from the United Kingdom. The designer, who is as famous for her political views as well as her bold fashions, said that she did not believe there was any democracy left in England and encouraged Scotland to end the 307-year union. Earlier in the day, thousands of independence supporters took to the streets of Scotland's largest city, Glasgow, as polls showed the rival camps running desperately close just five days before a referendum. 73-year-old Westwood, who started selling clothes in London in the swinging 60s and now has shops in around 15 countries, centred her spring/summer 2015 collection around the theme of democracy in Britain, sending models down the catwalk with "Yes" badges pinned to jackets, skirts and hats.