Yaeger: Polka Dots Fly Over the Atlantic; Westwood Is Eternal

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l-r: Polka dots at Louise Gray; crochet squares at Christopher Kane; Westwood's trouser-kilts. Photo: Imaxtree

Pity poor London Fashion Week, the groovy orphan child of runway shows, sandwiched between far more glamorous New York and Milan/Paris, striving for recognition and respectability in the hard-knock world of catwalks. If only all the people who hail from here would show here — imagine Stella, Phoebe, John Galliano, Roland Mouret, McQueen! But alas, even Vivienne Westwood elects to have her major show in France, though her Anglomania extravaganza — more on this in a minute — remains in her hometown.

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