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Celebs mourn fashion icon Vivienne Westwood, dead at 81


Vivienne Westwood – the fashion designer dubbed the “high priestess of punk” – has died at the age of 81.

The fashion house that bears her name released the heartbreaking news on social media, writing that she passed away on Thursday “peacefully and surrounded by family, in Clapham, South London.”

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The statement continues:

“Vivienne continued to do what she loved, until the very end, designing, creating art, writing books and changing the world for the better. She had a wonderful life. Her innovation and impact over the past 60 years has been immense and will continue into the future.”

The message then includes some words directly from Vivienne, saying:

“Vivienne considers herself a Taoist. She wrote, ‘The Tao Spiritual System. Today there has never been a need for Tao. Tao gives you a feeling that you belong to the universe and gives purpose to your life; it gives you a sense of identity and the strength to know that you are living the life you can and should therefore live: make the most of your personality and make the most of your life on earth .’ The world needs people like Vivienne to make change for the better.”

Her husband and creative partner, Andreas Kronthaleralso said in a statement to guard:

“I will continue with Vivienne in my heart. We worked to the end and she gave me a lot to go on. Thank you darling.”

As you may know, Vivienne started her fashion career in the 1970s right after she met Malcolm McLaren – manager of the punk rock band the sex pistol. Couple – people who share a son Joseph Corre – opened their famous sex fashion boutique in London, where they sold provocative outfits that challenged the oppressive notions of beauty of the time. Her bold creations soon began to define the punk aesthetic at the time. And in the early 1980s, creative partners began to show their designs on the catwalk. She previously said about her work:

“It has changed the way people see it. I’m punk savior, see if one can give a voice in the system in some way. I realized that there is no subversion without an idea. It is not enough to want to destroy everything.”

Over the years, many celebrities have rocked her designs ranging from kim kardashian arrive Princess Eugenie arrive Zendaya. She attracted attention when designing wedding dresses Sarah Jessica Parker worn in 2008 Sex and the city movie. In addition to dressing up celebrities, Vivienne also creates work that brings awareness to many of the key causes that concern her most – including climate change. She was even named Dame in 2006 for her contributions to fashion.

After the news of her death, celebrities began to flock to social networks, including models Bella Hadidwho eloquently expressed:

“Dearest Vivienne
punk queen
From the first day I met you to the last day I met you, you made me smile, listen, learn and love more than before. I will forever be grateful for being in your orbit, because to me and to most people, in fashion and humanity, you, Vivienne, are the sun.

To the most exciting, fun, amazing, humble, creative, crazy, intelligent EPIC person who has walked this earth… my inspiration and idol in everything… rest in peace rest in love and rest… I will miss you

I send my love to dear Andreas and the whole family…she has been loved by so many…”

Lipa melon Written:

“A fashion icon that will be forever remembered.”

needle cattrall then said with a picture of Vivienne:

“A true genius never loses his Northern flair. Short Story – A stylist in LA sent me 3 dresses from various designers for the premiere of a movie in London/Berlin/NY. The clothes that arrived at my London hotel were not clean, not beautiful and in need of a change. I was super excited until a mutual friend immediately took me to the @viviennewestwood tailor and Vivienne made me a new dress in 3 days and 2 other dresses next door for each upcoming grand opening. next. I have never forgotten her generosity and kindness in making that happen and saving the day. RIP Vivienne. You are a legend. Kx”

The fashion world really lost a legend. You can see more celebrity reactions (below):

Celebrities react after famous fashion designer Vivienne Westwood dies aged 81
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Celebrities react after famous fashion designer Vivienne Westwood dies aged 81
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