No good vivienne westwoodThe famous fashion designer who took the UK punk movement into the mainstream with his one-of-a-kind fashion eye has died.
In a statement, she was said to have died “in peace, surrounded by her family at Clapham, South London”. Westwood was 81 years old.
The cherished artist was born Vivian Isabel Swire on April 8, 1941 in Derbyshire, England. Her mother worked as a weaver in a local cotton mill. Her father comes from a family of shoemakers and continues that tradition. She started making her own clothes when she was a teenager and it was around that time that her passion for design began to blossom.
A defining moment in her early career came in 1965 when she left her first husband and met Malcolm McLaren.
Together, they went on to help define the 1970s punk scene in England and around the world.Managed by McLaren sex pistols From his shop on London’s famous King’s Road, Westwood helped develop the unmistakable style of the punk movement.
According to an interview with IndependentI was a savior about punks and seeing if I could somehow put a spoke in a system. Just wanting to destroy everything is not enough.”
In recent years, Westwood has been catching up with contemporary figures in music and fashion. NME, She explained her love for Billie Eilish“We’re talking at Billie Eilish’s store. [upcoming six-day London climate event], this is really great.”From what I know about her, I think she’s amazing,'” she explained. I had never heard her sing, but my husband [designer] Andreas [Kronthaler] She said, “She’s a really good woman, really nice,” so I asked her.