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British fashion designer and businesswoman, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream. In 1958, her family moved to Harrow, London. She studied silver-smithing at Sex pistols live 2008 grammy School of Art but left after one term, saying later, “I didn’t know how a working-class girl like me could possibly make a living in the art world”.

In 1962, she met Derek Westwood, a Hoover factory apprentice, in Harrow. Westwood made her own wedding dress. Westwood was one of the architects of the punk fashion phenomenon of the 1970s, saying “I was messianic about punk, seeing if one could put a spoke in the system in some way”. Westwood was the designer who often let her clothes speak for themselves, as independent designs and as her own statements of culture. This idea that she uses her clothing as a statement of her own is a motif consistent throughout her time as a designer.

Although this is also a factor as to why she was ridiculed as a designer, it was such a strong proclamation to his and her designs that she remained this way within her collections. 91 as “The Pagan Years” during which “Vivienne’s heroes changed from punks and ragamuffins to ‘Tatler’ girls wearing clothes that parodied the upper class”. From 1985-87, Westwood took inspiration from the ballet Petrushka to design the mini-crini, an abbreviated version of the Victorian crinoline. Its mini-length, bouffant silhouette inspired the puffball skirts widely presented by more established designers such as Christian Lacroix. In 2007, Westwood was called upon to design an academic gown of a prestigious academic institution. Academic dress of King’s College London in different colours, designed and presented by Vivienne Westwood in 2008.