This Thursday, December 29, 2022, British designer Vivienne Westwood died at the age of 81. Since the announcement of his death, many tributes have been broadcast.
This is very sad news for the fashion world. British designer Vivienne Westwood died on Thursday December 29, 2022 at the age of 81. It was her sewing company that posted the sad announcement on Twitter. “The world needs people like Vivienne to change for the better,” she writes, stating that she is dead “surrounded by her family, in Clapham, south London”. Collaborating with her husband, Andreas Kronthaler, he paid her a moving tribute: “We worked until the end and she left me a lot to carry on. Thank you, my dear”.
Nicknamed the enfant terrible of fashion, Vivienne Westwood helped spread punk fashion around the world in the 70s. The stylist will also dress the members of the Sex Pistols group. Thanks to her parades and her extraordinary creations, this great lady of fashion has managed to mark her time. Since the announcement of his death, many tributes have been published on social networks. “Her punk style rewrote the rule book in the 1970s and was widely admired for how she stayed true to her own values throughout her life. One sad day, Vivienne Westwood was and will remain a towering figure of British fashion, responded the British Culture Secretary.
A shower of tributes
Across Britain, tributes are raining : “RIP the great Vivienne Westwood. Unique. Brilliant. Uncompromising. Thank you Viv”, wrote TV presenter Jonathan Ross on Twitter. “Such a legend, a huge inspiration, brilliantly creative and always a committed advocate for people and the planet.”, for her part hailed Caroline Lucas, head of the Green Party in England, raising the stylist’s environmental fights. For the moment, the reasons for his death have not yet been revealed.