11/07/2013 16:30 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Awkward! Vivienne Westwood Sculpture Is Banned By Anna Wintour

In the world of fashion, if Anna Wintour doesn't approve, it just won't stick and Vivienne Westwood is the latest designer to face Wintour's tough but honest opinions.


A 40ft sculpture of Westwood was due to take centre stage at the 2013 Met Ball to celebrate this year's Punk: Chaos To Couture exhibition. As Westwood is often credited as the inventor of the punk movement, the nude statue was meant to be a fitting tribute to the designer, but not in Wintour's eyes.

According to the Mail on Sunday, Wintour described the statue as a "needless distraction" and his since scrapped plans for the interactive artwork.

So - is Wintour's decision harsh? Or is this just another example of a lady who knows how to get what she wants? Sounds like fashion editor might have some making up to do between now and the opening night of the exhibition on 6 May.

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