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Julian Assange and Stella Moris marry wearing Vivienne Westwood Outlet

Within the confines on HMP Belmarsh today, four guests and two witnesses gathered to watch the nuptials of Julian Assange and Stella Moris. The couple, despite clearly testing circumstances, dressed the part in Vivienne Westwood couture.

Making her way into the prison, Moris looked a spectacle in the custom lilac duchess satin corseted frock, finished with roses sewn into the bodice. It came with a statement veil trailing on the floor, complete with colourful embroidered messages from friends and family who could not attend.

<p>Moris wore a lilac gown by Vivienne Westwood </p>

Moris wore a lilac gown by Vivienne Westwood 

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For the groom, and his two boys Max and Gabriel, Westwood provided hand-crafted kilts in Culloden Ancient tartan which feature shocks of purple and yellow. As no contact was allowed for fittings, measurements for Assange’s waistcoat, jacket and kilt were taken by calculating lengths of a sheet of paper.

Assange, who founded WikiLeaks which published sensitive information around the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, has been held in the high-security prison since 2019. He continues to fight extradition to the US where he is wanted at the appeal of the High Court.

<p>Moris and Assange’s sons wore Vivienne Westwood kilts </p>

Moris and Assange’s sons wore Vivienne Westwood kilts 

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He met Moris, a South African lawyer now committed to freedom-of-information campaigning, in 2011 while he was living in the Ecuadorian embassy. In the years that have passed their relationship has blossomed from Moris assisting in Assange’s legal team to being the parents of two children.

The long awaited wedding was executed in high style thanks to Westwood, who has been a long and vocal supporter of Assange’s case. “To me, Julian is a pure soul and a freedom fighter,” the designer said in a statement today.

<p>The bridal party depart HMP Belmarsh prison after the wedding</p>

The bridal party depart HMP Belmarsh prison after the wedding

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“Julian published the collateral murder video released to him by Chelsea Manning. The greatest threat the US faced to its credibility,” Westwood continued. “We are a global war economy and the authorities have held and trapped Julian by laws which have avoided all due process.”

<p>Julian Assange and Stella Moris</p>

Julian Assange and Stella Moris

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Moris may not have expected a wedding dress designed by the woman who infamously made Carrie Bradshaw’s in Sex and the City, but as eyes are drawn to Assange once again, she will no doubt be hoping it will engage others to join the fight to free her husband.





VIVIENNE WESTWOOD OUTLET HAS DESIGNED JULIAN ASSANGE AND HIS FIANCEE’S WEDDING OUTFITS

Dame Vivienne Westwood has designed the wedding attire for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange as he married fiancée Stella Moris on Wednesday.

The iconic fashion designer has been a long-time supporter of Assange, who has been held in the high-security Belmarsh Prison for the last three years as he fights extradition to the US.

Assange, 50, married Moris in the south-east London prison in a small ceremony. The couple were only allowed to have four guests and two witnesses, as well as two security guards present.

Moris, who has two children with the activist, wrote in an op-ed ahead of the wedding that while the wedding is a “declaration of love and resilience”, it is “not the wedding we should be having”.

She said of the dress designed by Westwood and husband Andreas Kronthaler: “I am honoured to be wearing their beautiful creation. It is a symbol our love and defiance in the face of this cruel situation.”

Moris wore the couture corseted coat dress in lilac duchess satin, paired with purple mock croc platform heels and a tulle veil that featured embroidered messaged from the couple’s friends and family.

<p>WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's fiancee Stella Moris arrives at HMP Belmarsh, south east London, ahead or their wedding ceremony inside the jail where he has been held for three years</p>

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's fiancee Stella Moris arrives at HMP Belmarsh, south east London, ahead or their wedding ceremony inside the jail where he has been held for three years

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The dress also featured a personal note from Westwood embroidered into the coat and a rose sewn into the bodice of the dress.

Westwood, 80, also designed a kilt for Assange, whose parents are of Scottish heritage. He also wore a waistcoat jacket and kilt, hand-crafted in Culloden Ancient tartan, and the couple’s children wore matching kilts.

<p>Stella Moris, partner of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, arrives with their sons Max, 3, and Gabriel, 4, at HMP Belmarsh prison before her wedding to Assange</p>

Stella Moris, partner of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, arrives with their sons Max, 3, and Gabriel, 4, at HMP Belmarsh prison before her wedding to Assange

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In 2019, Assange was removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he stayed for seven years, and relocated to Belmarsh.

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The High Court ruled in December that he can be extradited from the UK to the US, following an appeal from the US against a previous ruling that he could not be extradited due to concerns over his mental health.

Assange is currently fighting the ruling. In the US, he faces charges related to the publication of thousands of classified documents in 2010 and 2011.

<p>A view shows a detail of the wedding dress worn by Stella Moris, partner of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange</p>

A view shows a detail of the wedding dress worn by Stella Moris, partner of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

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Moris wrote in The Guardian that the couple were denied a photographer at their wedding and accused the prison of wanting Assange “to remain invisible to the public at all costs, even on his wedding day, and especially on his wedding day”.

Westwood has previously taken part in protests over Assange’s potential extradition, most recently in July 2020.

At the time, the designer wore a bright yellow suit to represent a canary and locked herself in a birdcage during a demonstration outside the Old Bailey in London, where crowds chanted: “Free Julian Assange.”

According to Westwood, the cage represented “the space Julian will inhabit if he is extradited to the US”, adding that he is symbolised “what happens to you if you dare to expose the truth”.

She addressed the protesters with a megaphone and called for his immediate release, stating: “This is the most important thing in the world. Don’t extradite Assange – it’s a stitch-up.”





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