Dame Vivienne Westwood is the first designer to recreate the iconic Brit Award for the 2011 ceremony. The trophy is dressed in a worn-looking union jack dress with the slogan ‘Stop! Climate change’ scrawled along the bottom.
The organisers of the music awards ceremony decided to create a new ‘blank canvas’ trophy, which will receive a make-over each year from a different British creative individual. This is a great change from the signature silver trophy, which has been used for the past 34 ceremonies.
The official logo has also been re-branded by the 69-year-old eccentric, featuring a sketch of the Brits trophy in a similar one shoulder dress and yellow helmet. The new designs mark the start of a new era for the awards as it moves venue from Earls Court, West London, to the 02 Arena, South London.
BRITs Chairman David Joseph said: “Vivienne stands for all the things we want to inspire in tomorrow’s generation of artists. She continues to be unique, innovative, not to mention massively inspired by music and vice versa. We are honoured she accepted our offer of designing 2011’s trophy.”
The BRIT Awards will be broadcast live on Tuesday 15th February on ITV1.
Like the Brit Awards, Vivienne is a pillar of British creativity, so who better to kick-off the new line of trophies?
We love her designs, what do you think?