It was confirmed that the iconic fashion designer “Dame Vivienne Westwood,” died on Thursday evening at the age of 81.
Dame Vivienne Westwood: Condolence Messages
The designer’s representative said; “Vivienne Westwood died peacefully”. Before her death, she was surrounded by her family in Clapham southern London.
Andreas Kronthaler, ‘a creative partner’ and Vivienne’s husband said; “I will continue with Vivienne in my heart. We have been working until the end and she has given me plenty of things to get on with”.
Before Her Death
Vivienne Westwood was best known for her quirky designs which brought new wave to the mainstream. Vivienne Westwood iconic design were a prominent part of pop culture. In 2008, the sex and city movie that featured Carrie Bradshaw, she was faced with the challenge of picking a famous fashion designer that would make her dress. In the end, she picked Vivienne Westwood.
The gown Vivienne Westwood made became the most famous gowns in Hollywood.
Many celebrities have patronized the iconic fashion designer.
Over the years she has worked on, Dita Von Teese who wore a purple dress when she married Marilyn Manson in 2005. She also worked on princess Beatrice’s dress; she wore the dress during the Princess of Wale’s royal wedding. Vivienne’s work couldn’t be overemphasized as Kim Kardashian is known to be her fan due to the work she did for her in the past. Nevertheless, Pharrell Williams and Marion Cotillard have also sported her notable looks.
Vivienne Westwood career sailed when she teamed with Malcolm McLaren. Malcolm McLaren became her partner and launched her first fashion collection (Called Pirate). However, Vivienne’s first fashion dress to be shown on screen is called “pirate”. Before the duo separated, they released several fashion collections. Vivienne Westwood had to find her part in success when they separated.
1981 – 1985
The iconic fashion designers clothe was inspired by the New Roman Era. 1988 and 1991 were called the pagan years by the fashion designer.
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Vivienne worked with Sir Richard Branson on the airline red outfits. This uniform could be widely seen to be worn by flight attendants on Virgin Atlantic. However, the billionaire and fashion designer ensured that all designs used sustainable materials.
At London fashion week, Vivienne Westwood presented a T-shirt in 2012. In 2013, she cut off her hair in response to climatic issues. Jeremy Corbyn, the former labour leader was endorsed in the 2017 general election.
She has also thrilled the Late Queen Elizabeth who awarded her at Buckingham palace in 1992.
Before Vivienne’s death, she had two children and was married to Kronthaler; her former fashion student.