Kate Moss with Vivienne Westwood

Kate Moss with her good friend, Vivienne Westwood

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When Kate Moss wore a pair of slouchy suede buckled boots by Vivienne Westwood – the now iconic Pirate boots – suddenly they were the only boots anyone wanted to be seen in.

'Kate bought a pair of those boots and then everybody wanted them,' Dame Viv says in a new video for Topshop.

'She loves fashion, she understands clothes. She knows how to work clothes. I think Kate is the most stylish person that treads the planet,' the designer continued.

Ms Westwood who turned 72 last week, also revealed what it's like to be a good friend of the supermodel. 'She's got a big aura that she draws you into. Every time she speaks to me I feel like we're in a conspiracy. She's so intimate that you want to to know what we're going to be doing together.'

Meanwhile, Vivienne Westwood's boyfriend, Andreas Kronthaler, thinks Kate is 'so sexy.'

'But I'm more beautiful,' Vivienne said. 'And that's that.'

Quite right.

By Olivia Marks

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