But, there's no designer that captures London's polished-meets-punk aesthetic quite like Vivienne Westwood. Plaid prints reign supreme on her runways, and a slew of safety pins are the norm. Celebs from Kate Beckinsale to Helen Mirren go completely mental for her form-fitting bodice dresses, and stylists stock up on her structured blazers for clients. (Trust us, we've witnessed the madness that is Westwood's showroom before a big event!)
So, before you dash off for afternoon tea, we suggest you swing by Dame Viv's L.A. shop for a bloody-good spring sale. With discounts up to 40% off, you'll have enough dollars left over to snag a Kate Middleton-inspired fascinator!
When: Now through Sunday, July 1
Where: Vivienne Westwood, 8320 Melrose Avenue (at North Flores Street); 323-951-0021.
Photo: Via Vivienne Westwood