At the age of 81, the iconic British designer Vivienne Westwood died

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The fashion designer passed away on December 29 in London surrounded by her family.

About this reports official sites of both clubs report media with a link to the designer's fashion house.

"Vivien continued to do what she loved until the last moment: she was engaged in design, created her own art, wrote a book and changed the world for the better. She lived an amazing life. Her innovations and influence over the past 60 years have been immense and will continue into the future," reads a statement posted on Westwood's official Instagram page. 


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Vivienne Westwood was born in 1941. She started sewing clothes since she was a teenager, but her life changed after meeting Malcolm McLaren, who was the manager of the Sex Pistols band. Their creative tandem gained popularity in the 1970s - it was then that the designer was called the founder of the punk and New Wave styles in fashion. 

Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood. Photo: Mirrorpix/Getty Images

Vivienne Westwood on display. Photo: Mike Marsland/Wireimage

Vivienne Westwood with husband Andreas Kronthaler at Paris Fashion Week in 2013. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Westwood shows his collection during London Men's Fashion Week in 2017. Photo: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

With her actions and deeds, Westwood repeatedly shocked the public and the professional environment. For example, in April 1989, she appeared on the cover of Tatler magazine, wearing an Aquascutum costume that she said was intended for Margaret Thatcher. And in 1992, the designer came to receive the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth II without a skirt, which she happily showed off to photographers.



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