Fashion

Vivienne Westwood (1941)

The British designer personifies Great-Britain's contrasts by uniting punk and aristocracy. Her designs reinterpret history with a constant touch of irreverence. An icon of punk and sexual fetishism with her partner Malcom McLaren in the 1970s, she turned to historicism in the 1980s bringing back corsets and crinolines to fashion.

Tags / Vivienne Westwood - British Designer - 1970s - Punk - Historicism - Anglomania
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, from the Anglomania Collection, Fall/Winter 1995
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, from the Anglomania Collection, Fall/Winter 1995
Christy Turlington in Vivienne Westwood Ensemble, photographed by Mario Testino, 1993
Christy Turlington in Vivienne Westwood Ensemble, photographed by Mario Testino, 1993
Vivienne Westwood, Dress from the Harris Tweed Collection, photographed by Declan Ryan, Fall/Winter 1987
Vivienne Westwood, Dress from the Harris Tweed Collection, photographed by Declan Ryan, Fall/Winter 1987
Beatrice Dalle in Vivienne Westwood Bodice, photographed by Haddi for Vogue UK, 1988
Beatrice Dalle in Vivienne Westwood Bodice, photographed by Haddi for Vogue UK, 1988
Vivienne Westwood with Linda Evengelista in Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2010
Vivienne Westwood with Linda Evengelista in Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2010
Vivienne Westwood by Gian Paolo Barbieri, 1997
Vivienne Westwood by Gian Paolo Barbieri, 1997
The Buffalo Girls displaying Vivienne Westwood Nostalgia of Mud Collection, Fall/Winter 1982
The Buffalo Girls displaying Vivienne Westwood Nostalgia of Mud Collection, Fall/Winter 1982
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1986
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1986
Tati Cotliar for Vivienne Westwood, photographed by Juergen Teller, Fall/Winter 2010
Tati Cotliar for Vivienne Westwood, photographed by Juergen Teller, Fall/Winter 2010
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, photographed by Emanuele D'Angelo, Spring/Summer 2011
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, photographed by Emanuele D'Angelo, Spring/Summer 2011
Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, 1981

Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, 1981

Debbie Harry in Vivienne Westwood Ensemble, 1974
Debbie Harry in Vivienne Westwood Ensemble, 1974
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, 2006
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, 2006
Gwendoline Christie for Vivienne Westwood, photographed by Juergen Teller, Fall/Winter 2015
Gwendoline Christie for Vivienne Westwood, photographed by Juergen Teller, Fall/Winter 2015
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 200
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 200
Veruschka Lehndorff for  Vivienne Westwood, Advertisement for the Five Centurie Ago Collection, Fall/Winter 1997
Veruschka Lehndorff for Vivienne Westwood, Advertisement for the Five Centurie Ago Collection, Fall/Winter 1997
Veruschka Lehndorff for  Vivienne Westwood, Advertisement for the Five Centurie Ago Collection, Fall/Winter 1997
Veruschka Lehndorff for Vivienne Westwood, Advertisement for the Five Centurie Ago Collection, Fall/Winter 1997
Vivienne Westwood, Sweater, 1982, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Vivienne Westwood, Sweater, 1982, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1995
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1995
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, from the Pirates Collection, 1981
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, from the Pirates Collection, 1981
Vivienne Westwood, Ensemble, Fall/Winter 1982, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Vivienne Westwood, Ensemble, Fall/Winter 1982, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Christy Turlington for Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1993
Christy Turlington for Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1993
Vivienne Westwood Ensemble from the Witches Collection, in The Face Magazine,  1987
Vivienne Westwood Ensemble from the Witches Collection, in The Face Magazine, 1987
Chrissie Hynde, Jordan and Vivienne Westwood at SEX, photographed by David Dagleyrex, 1976
Chrissie Hynde, Jordan and Vivienne Westwood at SEX, photographed by David Dagleyrex, 1976
Vivienne Westwood, Boots, 1991, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Vivienne Westwood, Boots, 1991, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Naomi Campbell at the Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1993
Naomi Campbell at the Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1993
Naomi Campbell at the Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1993
Naomi Campbell at the Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1993
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, 1993
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, 1993
Vivienne Westwood, Ensemble, Fall/Winter 2002
Vivienne Westwood, Ensemble, Fall/Winter 2002
Charlotte Hoyer for Vivienne Westwood, photographed by Sean and Seng, Fall/Winter 2009
Charlotte Hoyer for Vivienne Westwood, photographed by Sean and Seng, Fall/Winter 2009
Vivienne Westwood, Malcolm McLaren and models, photographed by David Montgomery, ca. 1985

Vivienne Westwood, Malcolm McLaren and models, photographed by David Montgomery, ca. 1985

Jordan outside SEX, photographed by Sheila Rock, ca. 1976
Jordan outside SEX, photographed by Sheila Rock, ca. 1976
Vivienne Westwood, 1974
Vivienne Westwood, 1974
Kate Moss for Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1994
Kate Moss for Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1994
Vivienne Westwood for Seditionaries, Shirt, ca. 1977, Kyoto Costume Institute, Japan
Vivienne Westwood for Seditionaries, Shirt, ca. 1977, Kyoto Costume Institute, Japan
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1991
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1991
Vivienne Westwood and her boyfriend by Jean-Marie Périer, 1994
Vivienne Westwood and her boyfriend by Jean-Marie Périer, 1994
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, from the Voyage to Cythera Collection, Fall/Winter 1989
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, from the Voyage to Cythera Collection, Fall/Winter 1989
Vivienne Westwood, Ensemble from the Nostalgia of Mud Collection, Fall/Winter 1982
Vivienne Westwood, Ensemble from the Nostalgia of Mud Collection, Fall/Winter 1982
Vivienne Westwood, Oh Liberty Ensemble, Fall/Winter 1994, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Vivienne Westwood, Oh Liberty Ensemble, Fall/Winter 1994, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Vivienne Westwood, Oh Liberty Ensemble, Fall/Winter 1994, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Vivienne Westwood, Oh Liberty Ensemble, Fall/Winter 1994, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Vivienne Westwood for Seditionaries, photographed by Ku Khanh, Fall/Winter 1977
Vivienne Westwood for Seditionaries, photographed by Ku Khanh, Fall/Winter 1977
Vivienne Westwood for Seditionaries, photographed by Ku Khanh, Fall/Winter 1977
Vivienne Westwood for Seditionaries, photographed by Ku Khanh, Fall/Winter 1977
Kate Moss for Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1993
Kate Moss for Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1993
Vivienne Westwood, Boots, 1987, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Vivienne Westwood, Boots, 1987, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Vivienne Westwood, Sweater, 1976-1980, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Vivienne Westwood, Sweater, 1976-1980, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Kate Moss for Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, photographed by Niall McInerney, Fall/Winter 1993
Kate Moss for Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, photographed by Niall McInerney, Fall/Winter 1993
Vivienne Westwood in a diaphanous rubber suit at SEX, photographed by William English, 1975
Vivienne Westwood in a diaphanous rubber suit at SEX, photographed by William English, 1975
Vivienne Westwood in a diaphanous rubber suit at SEX, photographed by William English, 1975
Vivienne Westwood in a diaphanous rubber suit at SEX, photographed by William English, 1975
Vivienne Westwood in a diaphanous rubber suit at SEX, photographed by William English, 1975
Vivienne Westwood in a diaphanous rubber suit at SEX, photographed by William English, 1975
Vivienne Westwood in a diaphanous rubber suit at SEX, photographed by William English, 1975
Vivienne Westwood in a diaphanous rubber suit at SEX, photographed by William English, 1975
Vivienne Westwood, Men Shoes, 1990, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Vivienne Westwood, Men Shoes, 1990, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Vivienne Westwood, Top and Skirt, Spring/Summer 1986, Kyoto Costume Institute, Japan
Vivienne Westwood, Top and Skirt, Spring/Summer 1986, Kyoto Costume Institute, Japan
Kate Moss and Amber Valletta at Vivienne Westwood Backstage, Fall/Winter 1996
Kate Moss and Amber Valletta at Vivienne Westwood Backstage, Fall/Winter 1996
Jacquetta Wheeler, Lily Cole, Stella Tennant, Lily Donaldson, Karen Elson in Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood Designs, photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue, 2006
Jacquetta Wheeler, Lily Cole, Stella Tennant, Lily Donaldson, Karen Elson in Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood Designs, photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue, 2006
Vivienne Westwood, Corset, 1991
Vivienne Westwood, Corset, 1991
Laetitia Casta for Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1999
Laetitia Casta for Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1999
Kate Moss for Vivienne Westwood  Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1994
Kate Moss for Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1994
Vivienne Westwood by Alasdair McLellan for The Gentle Woman Magazine, 2014
Vivienne Westwood by Alasdair McLellan for The Gentle Woman Magazine, 2014
Vivienne Westwood by Tim Walker for Vogue, 2009
Vivienne Westwood by Tim Walker for Vogue, 2009
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2011
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2011
Vivienne Westwood, Bodice, Spring/Summer 1994, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Vivienne Westwood, Bodice, Spring/Summer 1994, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Pamela Anderson, Andreas Kronthaler and Vivienne Westwoof for Vivienne Westwood, photographed by Juergen Teller, Fall/Winter 2009
Pamela Anderson, Andreas Kronthaler and Vivienne Westwoof for Vivienne Westwood, photographed by Juergen Teller, Fall/Winter 2009
Pamela Anderson, Andreas Kronthaler and Vivienne Westwoof for Vivienne Westwood, photographed by Juergen Teller, Fall/Winter 2009
Pamela Anderson, Andreas Kronthaler and Vivienne Westwoof for Vivienne Westwood, photographed by Juergen Teller, Fall/Winter 2009
Pamela Anderson, Andreas Kronthaler and Vivienne Westwoof for Vivienne Westwood, photographed by Juergen Teller, Fall/Winter 2009
Pamela Anderson, Andreas Kronthaler and Vivienne Westwoof for Vivienne Westwood, photographed by Juergen Teller, Fall/Winter 2009
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, 1982
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, 1982
Vivienne Westwood, Fragonard Evening Dress, Spring/Summer 1991, Palais Galliera, Paris
Vivienne Westwood, Fragonard Evening Dress, Spring/Summer 1991, Palais Galliera, Paris
Vivienne Westwood, Fragonard Evening Dress (detail), Spring/Summer 1991, Palais Galliera, Paris
Vivienne Westwood, Fragonard Evening Dress (detail), Spring/Summer 1991, Palais Galliera, Paris
Naomi Campbell for Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, 1994
Naomi Campbell for Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, 1994
Kate Moss for Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, photographed by Harry Benson, Spring/Summer 1995
Kate Moss for Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, photographed by Harry Benson, Spring/Summer 1995
Vivienne Westwood, Trompe L'Oeil Boots, 1996
Vivienne Westwood, Trompe L'Oeil Boots, 1996
Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, 1976
Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, 1976
Gwendoline Christie for Vivienne Westwood, photographed by Juergen Teller, Fall/Winter 2015
Gwendoline Christie for Vivienne Westwood, photographed by Juergen Teller, Fall/Winter 2015
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, photographed by Emanuele D'Angelo, Spring/Summer 2011
Vivienne Westwood Fashion Show, photographed by Emanuele D'Angelo, Spring/Summer 2011
Pamela Anderson and Vivienne Westwood for Vivienne Westwood, photographed by Juergen Teller, 2009
Pamela Anderson and Vivienne Westwood for Vivienne Westwood, photographed by Juergen Teller, 2009
Nina Hagen for Vivienne Westwood, photographed by John van Hasselt, Spring/Summer 1994
Nina Hagen for Vivienne Westwood, photographed by John van Hasselt, Spring/Summer 1994
Malcolm McLaren outside Let It Rock, first opened in 1971 with partner Vivienne Westwood
Malcolm McLaren outside Let It Rock, first opened in 1971 with partner Vivienne Westwood
Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese in Vivienne Westwood Designs, photographed by Steven Klein for Vogue, 2006
Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese in Vivienne Westwood Designs, photographed by Steven Klein for Vogue, 2006
Annabella Lwin and Matthew Ashman in Vivienne Westwood Ensemble, from the Pirates Collection, 1981
Annabella Lwin and Matthew Ashman in Vivienne Westwood Ensemble, from the Pirates Collection, 1981
Vivienne Westwood, Ensemble, 1980
Vivienne Westwood, Ensemble, 1980
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