Vivienne Westwood, 81, Dies; Brought Provocative Punk Style to High Fashion

The London shop she ran with Malcolm McLaren defined an era. “I don’t think punk would have happened,” Chrissie Hynde said, “without Vivienne and Malcolm.”

Vivienne Westwood, the designer who defined the look of punk, using rock iconography, royalty, art and religion as recurring motifs in collections that brought a rebellious edge to British style, and who later went on to a long career in high fashion, died on Thursday in the Clapham neighborhood of South London. She was 81.

Her death was announced by her company, Vivienne Westwood, which did not specify the cause.

Ms. Westwood was just 30 when she and her boyfriend, Malcolm McLaren — who as a

→ Continue reading at The New York Times

[ufc-fb-comments url=""]

Latest Articles

Related Articles