Vivienne Westwood is dead: Great Britain loses fashion icon

There is shocking news from Great Britain that went around the world on Thursday evening (December 29): Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood is dead. The artist died at the age of 81.

Her husband Andreas Kronthaler confirms Vivienne Westwood’s death. The Englishwoman leaves behind a whole empire.

Vivienne Westwood dies at the age of 81: her works will not be forgotten

Completely unexpectedly, the world learned of the fashion designer’s death on Thursday evening. “Ms Westwood died peacefully today surrounded by her family in Clapham, south London,” the Daily Mail said in a statement. The cause of death is still unknown.

Vivienne’s husband, Tyrolean Andreas Kronthaler, has already commented on his wife’s death: “I will carry Vivienne in my heart. We worked until the end and she gave me a lot of things to take with me. Thank you, sweetheart.” The couple worked together on the collections under Vivienne Westwood’s name until the very end.

Vivienne Westwood became known for inventing punk fashion in the 1970s. The Brit’s designs impress with a break in style from historical clothing, combined with colorful patterns.

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