Even though Vivienne Westwood recently opened her first stand-alone US store in LA last week (read the full story here) we wouldn’t pin our hopes on the queen of cool branching out her empire to New York anytime soon.

“I don’t actually like New York,” says Westwood. “New York people are a bit stuck up and self important, and think that just the fact that they live in New York makes them better than anybody else.

“Sometimes there, you feel trapped by the concrete, and for me that means being trapped by the myth of Superman and American foreign policy and all these dreadful things that have done so much harm in the world. There’s just so much pressure there; it’s not nice.”

But despite the 69-year-old not being the the biggest fan of New Yorkers, there is one place she makes a point of visiting when she’s in the Big Apple, reports Vogue UK.

“I love the Met: they’ve got such an amazing, wonderful collection of Impressionist and Chinese art,” says Vivienne. “I have spent as long as three days in a row just looking at the Met’s Chinese art. I really love that.”

That’s pretty impressive.

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