Vivienne Westwood designs to feature in Vienna New Year’s performance

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The British designer, who is best known for her punk-inspired fashions, has created costumes and customized designs from her runway shows for a special dance performance by the Vienna State Ballet that will take place during an intermission of the concert, reports WWD.

The outfits include a tweaked version of a silk taffeta dress from Westwood’s Spring 2014 Gold Label collection as well as a black menswear ensemble.

The intermission entertainment will also include a screening of a film that puts several of the red-headed fashion dynamo’s designs front and center. The film features dancers from the company performing in a selection of Westwood creations from past and present, including some signature pieces like short tartan kilts, against the backdrop of Vienna’s Palais Liechtenstein.

The house’s creative director (and Westwood’s husband) Austrian-born Andreas Kronthaler noted, according to WWD, that the yearly event has been part of his holiday memories since childhood.

The 2014 New Year’s concert, taking place on January 1, will be conducted by Daniel Barenboim. As in past years, this 74th edition of the event will be shown on TV in over 80 countries.

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