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Vivienne Westwood (Fashion Designer)

Updated: Mar 1

Category: Fashion Designer

Post Contributor: Olivier Blanc

Vivienne Westwood's portrait by Olivier Blanc

Profession: Fashion Designer

Born: April 8th, 1941, Tintwistle, England

Died: December 29th, 2022, London, England

Nationality: British


Famous for:

- SEX store in London

- Punk style and its evolution

- Anglomania collection

- Activism



© Illustration by Olivier Blanc

Links for resources:

Official website


Profile and complete timeline (The Design Museum)


"Vivienne Westwood: a taste for the past", article and photographs (V&A)


"Vivienne Westwood: punk, new romantic and beyond", article and photographs (V&A)


"I WAS very AGGRESSIVE ABOUT PUNK IN THOSE DAYS. IT WAS like A YOU’RE-WITH-ME-OR-AGAINST-ME KIND of THING." Vivienne Westwood, Interview Magazine

2012 interview by Tim Blanks (Interview Magazine)


The Witches collection, context and gallery (V&A)


"9 Facts About Vivienne Westwood", facts with photographs (Google Arts & Culture)


"SEX was the center of the punk fashion scene and many young punks hung out, worked, or bought clothes there [...]"

"Vivienne Westwood and the Postmodern Legacy of Punk Style", essay by Shannon Price (The Met)


Life and career – in pictures (The Guardian)


Revisit The Late Dame Vivienne Westwood’s Extraordinary Career (Vogue UK)


I-Cons: interview (i-D)


Further research: (topics in connection):

- Fashion Design

- Punk style

- The Sex pistols


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