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Dame Vivienne Westwood, iconic fashion designer and activist, passes away at the age of 81

The British designer was a pioneer of the punk fashion movement of the 1970s

Dame Vivienne Westwood, the fashion designer, activist, and iconoclast, has died today at the age of 81.

Westwood merged clothing and music to shape the 1970s UK punk scene and used fashion to promote the campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, climate change, and civil rights groups as well as supporting the WikiLeaks founder.

“Vivienne Westwood died today, peacefully and surrounded by her family, in Clapham, South London,” the statement said.

The impact Vivienne Westwood had will remain unmatched.

She not only influenced fashion in the west but her work has been referenced and has been an inspiration in various Manga/anime, famously in Nana.

Tributes continue to pour in on social media timelines for the iconic British fashion designer.

 

 

 

 

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