Vivienne Westwood, Influential
Hipster Punk, Dies at 81
Vivienne Westwood, an influential style maverick
who played a key role in action punk, died on Thursday at the age of 81.
Westwood's eponymous-style residence featured her death on
social media platforms, saying she died peacefully.
"Vivienne persevered to do the things she loved, right down to the last moment, designing,
making her art, writing her e-book
Westwood's fashion career began in the 1970s, when her radical
approach to streetwear took the world by storm.
However, she went on to experience a long career highlighted by a series of
successful runway shows and museum exhibits.
The Westwood name became synonymous with style and mindset even
as she shifted focus from year to 12 months
The younger woman who had scorned the British establishment finally
became one of its leading lights
Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute at New York's Metropolitan Museum, said that
Westwood and Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren
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