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Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood (1941-), Fashion designer

Sitter in 17 portraits
Vivienne Isabel Swire was born in Derbyshire and moved to London with her family when she was 17. Her first career was as a primary school teacher but left in 1971 to form a partnership with Malcolm McLaren, manager of the Sex Pistols, (1946-2010). Together they opened a boutique on King's Road called Let it Rock which sold 'Teddy Boy' clothes. By 1974 the shop had been renamed Sex and Westwood began to sell her designs which would define the look of the punk movement. McLaren and Westwood's first catwalk show staged in 1981. Westwood was named Designer of the Year in 1990 and 1991 and her career to date was celebrated with a retrospective exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2004.

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P1022

Vogue's Millennium Party

by Mario Testino
C-type colour print, 1999
NPG P1022

P1980

Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood

by Juergen Teller
C-type colour print, 2014
NPG P1980

x136302

Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood; Joseph Corré

by Laurie Lewis
C-type colour print, 1985
NPG x136302

x128899

Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood

by Angus McBean
C-type colour print, 1988
NPG x128899

x45104

Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood

by Alastair Thain
toned bromide fibre print, 1988
NPG x45104

x126886

Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood

by Fergus Greer
Lambda print, 1990
NPG x126886

x68821

Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood

by David Secombe
cibachrome print, 1992
NPG x68821

x47119

Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood

by Anne-Katrin Purkiss
bromide fibre print, December 1992
NPG x47119

x126319

Modern Muses of Great Britain

by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda
digital C-type colour print, 1996
NPG x126319

x87738

Cora Corré; Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood

by Johnnie Shand Kydd
bromide fibre print, 1998
NPG x87738

x131986

Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood

by Bryan Adams
C-type colour print, 20 February 2008
NPG x131986

P1981

Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood

by Juergen Teller
C-type colour print, 2012
NPG P1981

x76416

Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood

by Philip Sayer
colour print from original transparency, 1987
NPG x76416

x131334

Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood as Elizabeth I

by Gian Paolo Barbieri
archival digital print, 1997
NPG x131334

x125279

Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood

by Kevin Mackintosh
C-type colour print, 2001
NPG x125279

x125278

Cora Corré; Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood

by Kevin Mackintosh
C-type colour print, 2001
NPG x125278

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