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[Luxus+ MAGAZINE] A brief history of luxury: Vivienne Westwood, queen of punk fashion

[Luxus+ MAGAZINE] A brief history of luxury: Vivienne Westwood, queen of punk fashion

To celebrate the 80th birthday of the “Terrible child of fashion” , we looked back at the tumultuous career of the iconic Vivienne Westwood.

 

The very famous designer Vivienne Westwood celebrated her 80th birthday on April 8, the ideal opportunity to retrace the career of the one who was a precursor of the punk fashion in the 70s. Winner of several awards, she was recently awarded the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Passionate, committed, and rock’n’roll, Ms. Westwood can boast of having revolutionized the fashion of an entire era during her 50-year career.

 

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The designer Vivienne Westwood was born in 1941 in a small village in Cheshire (now Derbyshire), England. Her father was a modest shoemaker, and her mother worked in a cotton mill. The eldest of three children, Vivienne Westwood (born Vivienne Isabel Swire) grew up learning the Calvinist doctrine. In the 1950s, her family moved to a town in the northwestern suburbs of London called Harlow.

 

The young Vivienne soon became interested in fashion and left home at the age of 17 to attend a London school, Harrow School of Art (now the University of Westminster), where she studied fashion. However, after graduation, Vivienne Westwood turned first to teaching and taught elementary school classes until 1971.

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