Dame Viv joins Greenpeace protestors at London's Southbank
Dame Vivienne Westwood is not just a legend in the fashion world - she's also a big hitter in the environmental game, which she proved when she joined Greenpeace demonstrators outside the Shell headquarters in London earlier today.
Donning a comfy pink sweat and warm winter beanie hat, with a vibrant patchwork blanket thrown over her shoulders to help guard against the November nip, the 72-year-old activist was seen putting the world to rights as she helped raise a flag for the charity's 'Free The Arctic 30' protest.
As part of the group's continuing campaign against drilling in the Arctic, the protest is to help free the 30 activists who were arrested in Russia two months ago and who are are currently awaiting trial on piracy and hooliganism charges.
Earlier this month, the legendary fashion designer also helped to unveil Greenpeace's special 'Thirty Acts of Courage' exhibition - featuring giant black-and-white portraits of the activists currently held in Russia, the photographs were placed outside the same London offices of oil giant Shell.
'I’m delighted to be able to open this exhibition celebrating the bravery of the Arctic 30', Westwood said at the opening. 'Their audacious efforts to protect one of the world’s last remaining wildernesses from exploitation by the oil industry are an example to us all.'
'I urge everyone who cares about the climate, the natural world or the right to peaceful protest to share their concerns with Shell.'
This woman is truly inspirational. Go Viv!
By Robyn Munson