The incomparable Vivienne Westwood
She was an English designer who walked between punk, rebellion and fashion.
A few days ago in London, a well-deserved tribute to Vivienne Westwood (1941-2022) was held from Southwark Cathedral. The reason? Celebrate the life of one of the most notable names in fashion history. Yes, an incomparable icon.
Design and music personalities attended the ceremony, including Marc Jacobs, Kate Moss, Anna Wintour, Victoria Beckham, Giles Deacon and many others. Among family and friends, the essence that defined this designer throughout her career was remembered.
Today we review some significant moments that -in summary- take us into the great legacy that his name represents today:
- Love and music were fundamental pieces of his first contributions in fashion. She was married to Malcom McLaren, producer of the Sex Pistols group, entering the punk universe.
- In the 1970s he opened a shop on the now famous fashion street King's Road. The proposal? A particular aesthetic that crystallized in punk.
- Later he entered the catwalks. Surprising, she defined her own style and at the same time was a promoter of various social causes, speaking out against politicians, wars and everything that harmed the environment.
- In 1992 he received the Order of the British Empire recognition from Queen Elizabeth II.
- Naomi Campbell paraded for Vivienne Westwood and her participation became one of the most talked about to date. The model fell due to impossible but spectacular shoes for Autumn / Winter 1993.
- She was the winner on several occasions of the British Fashion Designer of the Year awarded by the British Fashion Council.
- Spaces such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Textiles in Paris and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, to name a few, have hosted exhibitions or retrospectives dedicated to his long career.
- In addition to his clothing proposal for men and women, throughout his career he also generated various accessories, shoes, perfumes and even wedding dresses.
- In recent years, his name has once again echoed in the world's specialized press, taking his catwalks to the streets in a tone of protest, inviting people to buy less but better, or generating genderless pieces.