Yesterday, the Vivienne Westwood team on Twitter announced that Dame Vivienne Westwood had died. Vivienne was responsible for shaking up the high fashion industry with her punk rock designs, a far cry from the designers who dominated in France and Italy at the time.
29th December 2022.— Vivienne Westwood (@FollowWestwood) December 29, 2022
Vivienne Westwood died today, peacefully and surrounded by her family, in Clapham, South London.
The world needs people like Vivienne to make a change for the better. pic.twitter.com/YQwVixYUrV
Fans of the British designer flocked to the platform (no pun intended) to share there favourite moments from the trailblazer. Check out a few of our favourites below.
Tribute to Vivienne’s Anglomanic Collection
A user expressed how much they enjoyed Vivienne’s fall-winter 1993 collection. Full of fur and plaid, the collection was a punk treat.
dame vivienne westwood really chewed with her fw93 collection titled “anglomania,” from the furs to her signature plaid print pic.twitter.com/VvDAkprgxB— DIDU (@muglare) December 29, 2022
Friendly Neighbourhood Designer
Another user on Twitter explained that they and Vivienne worked in the same part of the city. She was regularly seen cycling in her red cape and distinguishing red hair!
Vale, Dame Vivienne Westwood: designer, punk, cyclist.— Strategic Cities (@StrategicCities) December 29, 2022
Her London office was close to mine so I’d see her all the time going by bike. I remember spotting her red hair from afar as she circled Berkeley Square, weaving around stationary taxis in an enormous tartan cape. RIP pic.twitter.com/yPvq0gsPf0
Pioneering with Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury shares a sweet image of Vivienne Westwood in her youth on a bike.
RIP to the generation defining, pioneering punk icon Dame Vivienne Westwood 💔 pic.twitter.com/YCgPbBJTjq— Charlotte Tilbury Beauty (@CTilburyMakeup) December 30, 2022
Vivienne in her Garden
The National Portrait Gallery shares an image of Vivienne Westwood in her garden, shot by Juergen Teller.
Dame Vivienne Westwood 🧡 1941-2022— National Portrait Gallery (@NPGLondon) December 30, 2022
📸 Vivienne In Her Garden, London 2014 (Dame Vivienne Westwood) by Juergen Teller, 2014 © National Portrait Gallery, London/ Photo: Juergen Teller pic.twitter.com/OoPrzBSZzO