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National treasure: Vivienne Westwood

“Sometimes you need to transport your idea to an empty landscape and then populate it with fantastic looking people.” – A famous quote by Dame Vivienne Westwood.

As a girl Vivienne could never imagine how as a working class citizen she would be able to make a living in the world of art, we thank her for not giving up and creating world class fashion that will be adored for years to come. Whilst married to her second husband, Malcolm, they opened a boutique at 430 King’s road, which is still to this day open and selling Vivienne Westwood label clothing.

When Malcolm became manager of the Sex Pistols, the pair even designed and made clothes for the band to wear, which resulted in the attention on the brand increasing massively.

Westwood’s designs incorporate traditional British styles cleverly mixed with her Punk roots, making it classic yet daring, combining tartan fabrics with safety pins and bondage style gear. The iconic logo, which is said to be regal inspired by the British Crown Jewels with the planet like ring adding an essence of punk, is so unique it is recognised all over the world.

At the age of 71, Vivienne Westwood is a mother, a Dame, a feisty businesswoman, a wife and most importantly a national treasure.

 

Image credit: kaex0r

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