PARIS (AP) - "Global exotic," is how English designer Vivienne Westwood described her brilliant and wacky spring-summer 2013 show, hosted on terra mater in Paris' British Embassy.

PARIS (AP) "Global exotic," is how English designer Vivienne Westwood described her brilliant and wacky spring-summer 2013 show, hosted on terra mater in Paris' British Embassy.

Westwood is the only designer on the Paris fashion calendar or perhaps anywhere who can travel the globe across several centuries, mixing up Bangkok-style catwomen, Chinese tea prints, tropical cowboys, Velasquez peasants, the Ballets Russes, and Queen Elizabeth II, and still produce a coherent and unified show.

It's owed to her unique eccentricity.

Westwood cited Sergei Diaghilev's "Ballets Russes" the early 20th century's most famous ballet company as a key inspiration.

The influential troupe used exotic styles with billowing trousers and turbans which was evoked in many of the baggy globe-trotting looks.

One of the nicest looks came in a series of modified Japanese kimonos.

One in light gray silk, with wide bateau collar, had fluttering hoop panels that fluttered by.

Above all else, Westwood who's 71 has lost none of her humor.

There was a special guest star a model portraying Queen Elizabeth II. She clutched a handbag in a crown and demure gray silk dress. In this cameo, unlike in the Olympic Games opening ceremony in which a queen look-a-like parachuted into the main stadium, the model just walked in through the embassy door.

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