Vivienne Westwood

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Born in 1941, Vivienne Isabel Swire is known only to a few, but Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood's popularity in the fashion world knows no bounds. Her label "Vivienne Westwood" is... Read more
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Born in 1941, Vivienne Isabel Swire is known only to a few, but Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood's popularity in the fashion world knows no bounds. Her label "Vivienne Westwood" is relentlessly alive in the fashion industry, and is sold under some fragrances, watches, personal care products, and tableware.

As the daughter of a weaver, Westwood came into contact with textiles and designs at an early age. She earned her first spurs in the 1970s when she created matching fashion for emerging punk music. Her first professional fashion collection followed at the beginning of the 1980s.

In the following years, Vivienne Westwood influenced the entire fashion world of the 80s and served as an iconic reference to many renowned fashion designers. The 1990s were marked for Westwood by various teaching assignments and by the development of her fragrances.

Vivienne Westwood's fashion is characterized by original fabric, material, and pattern creations. The most diverse occasions (everyday, luxury, wedding, etc.) are covered. She also creates costumes for theater, ballet, and philharmonic.

The distinguished thing about Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood is her commitment beyond the fashion business. The fashion icon advocates for human rights and is also a peace ambassador. Environmental degradation, climate change, and better animal welfare are very dear to Westwood's heart. In 1992, she was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to the British fashion industry and her great commitment.
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