Vivienne Westwood – The Punk Designer Who Changed The Fashion Scene

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Vivienne Westwood – The ace designer from Britain, is known for her punk designs. Subsequently, she has won the Designer of the Year award, twice. Punk designs are usually offbeat, unconventional expressions in clothing, hairstyles, cosmetics, jewellery and body modifications that come as strong and impactful to the audience. Started in the 1970s by the trendsetting Vivienne Westwood, the fashion trend gained roots real fast in Britain. Started with just four stores in London, her brand spread from London to the whole of Britain and then to the whole world.


Interestingly, Dame Vivienne Westwood is also an activist and a humanitarian at heart and her designs portray her sensitive and social-issue angle. She is especially vocal for civil rights, environment etc. She also calls herself a crusader for vegetarianism by supporting PETA.

Personal Life

In 1962 Westwood married Derek Westwood and had a son. The couple divorced three years later.

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After partnering with Sex Pistols manager Malcolm Mclaren and having another son with him, Westwood married for a second time, this time to her assistant, Andreas Kronthaler, in 1992.

Westwood’s net worth is an estimated $55 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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On sustainability

Westwood says that to protect the environment, one should know their enemy, as in what’s the harming the environment. Next is to turn the economy green, starting with the energy source, redistribution of wealth, a celebration of culture and community. Lastly, the most important part is to question who’s in power. Let them shape things in such a way that the environment remains protected. And that’s how she wants to rescue the world through her meaningful designs and her playing the role of an activist. Patricia Field, the costume designer of TV show ‘Sex & the City’, used Westwoods designs on the show.

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In conclusion

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The pro-designer created a niche for herself by her achievements, off-beat designs, and her mission to rescue to the world through charity, activism and humanity!

So how would you react to such a legendary designer who is working towards humanity? Who is using her talent to bring a change in people’s mindset? Who is first a better human being, and then an excellent designer? Shouldn’t we all strive to be like her? You have the answer.

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