This is very sad news for the fashion world. British designer Vivienne Westwood died on Thursday December 29, 2022 at the age of 81. It was her sewing company that posted the sad announcement on Twitter. “The world needs people like Vivienne to change for the better,” she wrote, adding that she died “surrounded by her family, in Clapham, south London.” Collaborating with her husband, Andreas Kronthaler, he paid her a moving tribute: “We worked until the end and she left me a lot to continue. Thank you, my darling”.

Nicknamed the enfant terrible of fashion, Vivienne Westwood helped spread punk fashion around the world in the 1970s. The stylist will also dress members of the Sex Pistols group. Thanks to her parades and her extraordinary creations, this great lady of fashion has managed to mark her time. Since the announcement of his death, many tributes have been published on social networks. “Her punk style rewrote the rule book in the 1970s and was widely admired for how she stayed true to her own values ​​throughout her life. One sad day, Vivienne Westwood was and will remain a towering figure of British fashion”, reacted the British Secretary for Culture.

A shower of tributes

Across Britain, tributes are pouring in: “RIP the great Vivienne Westwood. Unique. Brilliant. Uncompromising. Thank you Viv,” TV presenter Jonathan Ross wrote on Twitter. “Such a legend, a huge source of inspiration, brilliantly creative and always a committed activist for people and the planet”, for her part hailed Caroline Lucas, head of the Green Party in England, highlighting the environmental fights of the stylist. For the moment, the reasons for his death have not yet been revealed.

Vivienne Westwood: the famous stylist has died at the age of 81


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