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Vivienne Westwood

British fashion designer

Vivienne Westwood, born on April 8, 1941, was a British fashion designer and businesswoman. 1)

Pioneer of punk fashion

She is often credited as one of the pioneers of punk fashion and has had a significant influence on the fashion industry. 2)

Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren

Westwood's career took off in the 1970s when she started designing clothes with her then-partner Malcolm McLaren, who managed the punk band Sex Pistols. 3)

"God Save the Queen" T-shirt

One of her most iconic designs is the “God Save the Queen” T-shirt worn by the Sex Pistols, featuring an image of Queen Elizabeth II with a safety pin through her nose. 4)

Avant-garde and unconventional designs

Westwood is known for her avant-garde and unconventional designs that challenge societal norms and conventions. 5)

Historical and cultural references

She has incorporated various historical and cultural references into her work, such as corsets, tartan patterns, and elements from traditional British tailoring. 6)

Theatrical and provocative

Westwood's fashion shows are often theatrical and provocative, combining fashion with art and activism. 7)

Environmental causes and sustainability

She was an advocate for environmental causes and sustainability. In recent years, she had focused on promoting eco-friendly fashion and raising awareness about climate change. 8)

Received numerous accolades

Westwood has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including the British Designer of the Year award multiple times. 9)

Worn by celebrities

Her designs have been worn by numerous celebrities and influential figures, including Princess Diana, Naomi Campbell, and Sarah Jessica Parker. 10)

Collaborated with various brands and organizations

Westwood has collaborated with various brands and organizations, such as Louis Vuitton, Melissa, and the Vienna State Ballet. 11)

Line of fragrances

She launched her own line of fragrances in 1998, with popular scents including “Boudoir” and “Anglomania.” 12)

Designed costumes

Westwood's influence extends beyond fashion; she has also designed costumes for theatrical productions, including the opera “Orphée” and the ballet “Cinderella”. 13)

Exhibition of Westwood's work

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London held a retrospective exhibition of Westwood's work titled “Vivienne Westwood: 1980-89” in 2020, showcasing her contributions to fashion. 14)

Died in London

Vivienne Westwood died on the 29th of December 2022 in London. 15)

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