Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood DBE RDI was an English fashion designer and businesswoman.

She was born Vivienne Isabel Swire in Derbyshire, England on April 8, 1941.

She is largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new-wave fashions into the mainstream.

She married her former fashion student, Andreas Kronthaler, in 1992.

The Westwoods had two children. Ben Westwood and Joseph Kore.

To celebrate his 80th birthday, Westwood was commissioned by CIRCA, an arts platform founded in 2020 by British-Irish artist Joseph O'Connor.

Westwood died on 29 December 2022 in Clapham, South London, at the age of 81.

In a statement on Twitter, Westwood’s fashion house said.