Posted 30 декабря 2022, 05:47

Published 30 декабря 2022, 05:47

Modified 30 декабря 2022, 08:36

Updated 30 декабря 2022, 08:36

British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has died

30 декабря 2022, 05:47
British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, the founder of the punk style in high fashion, has died at the age of 81. She has devoted more than fifty years to her favorite business.

The fashion designer died surrounded by her loved ones in Clapham in South London.

Vivienne Westwood started designing in 1970, and in 1981 she opened her Vivienne Westwood brand. Since 2006, Westwood has been a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Her fortune exceeds $50 million.

By the way, in the 1960s, Westwood, when she was still a primary school teacher, met Malcolm McLaren, the future producer of the punk band Sex Pistols. Westwood continued to work at the school until 1971, while designing outfits for the performances of the musical group.

It was she who became one of the main figures who influenced the alternative fashion of the 1990s.