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"I am delighted and honoured to accept this accolade of International Style Icon.

I have a lot of friends in Scotland. I met a lot of them in the course of my work through being involved in looking at and buying all your lovely fabrics starting with Harris Tweed, then of course Tartan and all your lovely jacquards and all these things..

Historically and culturally Scotland is very important, everybody thinks it is such a really, really romantic place and of course it is.

Scotland has such an iconography itself of beauty and wildness and romance.

Anyway it is a joy and a pleasure.

Thank you."

DAME VIVIENNE WESTWOOD