Reprieve at Vivienne Westwood London Fashion Week show

September 21, 2010

Vivienne Westwood has designed a special ‘Reprieve’ necklace, showcased at her London Fashion Week show on Sunday, with all proceeds going to our vital work for prisoners on death rows and in Guantánamo Bay.

Reprieve is delighted to announce that we have once again joined forces with world-renowned fashion-designer. Vivienne Westwood. Supermodel and Reprieve volunteer Jacquetta Wheeler collaborated in the design of a stunning heart-shaped necklace, engraved with the word ‘Reprieve’, which will go on sale in December. All proceeds will go directly to Reprieve’s work for victims of torture, rendition and unlawful detention, and for British and European nationals facing the death penalty.

Two and a half years ago, Reprieve teamed up with Vivienne Westwood and Agent Provocateur for the ‘Fair Trial My Arse’ campaign. Underwear designed by Agent Provocateur in a fetching shade of ‘Guantánamo orange’ appeared in AP stores on both sides of the Atlantic and was sported by models at Vivienne Westwood’s London Fashion Week show in February 2008.

This time, the necklace came in a variety of sizes and colours for the catwalk, with Jacquetta herself wearing a large chunky version in copper and red. The backdrop for the entire show was a huge three-dimensional sculpture of the Reprieve heart. The necklace that will go on sale to the public is smaller in size and comes in silver, gunmetal, gold and copper. There is also a matching clutch pin. The necklace is priced at £105 and the pin at £35.

This project will not only raise awareness of our work, but also the essential funds required to continue it. Every necklace sold will get Reprieve a little closer to ending the cruel and illegal detention of men and women all over the world, giving them the life and the freedom they deserve.

To view photographs of the Vivienne Westwood show at London Fashion Week on Sunday 19th September please visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/reprieveukphotos

For more information please contact Katherine O’Shea at Reprieve’s Press Office: katherine.oshea@reprieve.org.uk 020 7427 1099/ 07931592674

Notes for Editors:

Reprieve, a legal action charity, uses the law to enforce the human rights of prisoners, from death row to Guantánamo Bay. Reprieve investigates, litigates and educates, working on the frontline, to provide legal support to prisoners unable to pay for it themselves. Reprieve promotes the rule of law around the world, securing each person’s right to a fair trial and saving lives. Clive Stafford Smith is the founder of Reprieve and has spent 25 years working on behalf of people facing the death penalty in the USA. Reprieve’s current casework involves representing 33 prisoners in the US prison at Guantánamo Bay, working on behalf of prisoners facing the death penalty, and conducting ongoing investigations into the rendition and the secret detention of ‘ghost prisoners’ in the so-called ‘war on terror.’

ReprievePO Box 52742London EC4P 4WSTel: 020 7353 4640Fax: 020 7353 4641Email: info@reprieve.org.ukWebsite: www.reprieve.org.uk

Reprieve is a charitable company limited by guarantee; Registered Charity No. 1114900 Registered Company No. 5777831 (England) Registered Office 2-6 Cannon Street London EC4M 6YH; Patrons: Alan Bennett, Julie Christie, Martha Lane Fox, Gordon Roddick, Jon Snow, Marina Warner