Vivienne Westwood, Legendary Designer and Activist, Has Passed Away

Dame Vivienne Westwood passed away “peacefully and surrounded by her family” on Thursday at the age of 81 in Clapham, South London, according to a statement from her brand’s Twitter.

Westwood was a legendary leader in womenswear and was considered to have spearheaded the punk movement in fashion in the late 1970s. To her very last day, Westwood served as the head designer of her namesake label. 

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