Reflecting on Vivienne Westwood’s extraordinary achievements
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, mutineer couturier and inexhaustible activist, had a genius for suturing extremes: riot and custom, deconstruction and craft. Born Vivienne Isabel Swire in Cheshire, England, Westwood was a primary-school trainer for a few years earlier than she and her second husband, Malcolm McLaren, pioneered the kinds, sounds, and attitudes that developed into the motion referred to as punk. Her dedication to historical past and radical politics continued to infuse her work over her six-decade-long profession, and when she died on December 29, age eighty-one, the world misplaced one in all its final nice iconoclasts. Within the pages that observe, author Derek McCormack and designers Patric Dicaprio, Hillary Taymour, Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, and Andre Walker replicate on Westwood’s extraordinary life and achievements.