viviennewestwood_quote.jpg"The shoe is theatrical, beautiful, and clothes and accessories have the effect of giving one a role to play. To walk in very high heels with an in-built platform you need to draw the body up straight and centred. One can't help but feel powerful, beautiful, when wearing them."

- Contrary to the views expressed by Germaine Greer in the Times, Vivienne Westwood stands firm on the idea that high heels can empower women.

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