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Dame Vivienne Westwood

(1941-), Fashion designer

Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood

Sitter in 18 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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Dame Vivienne Westwood, by Jane Bown - NPG P758(9)

Dame Vivienne Westwood

by Jane Bown
bromide print, 1999
NPG P758(9)

Vogue's Millennium Party, by Mario Testino - NPG P1022

Vogue's Millennium Party

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

Vivienne Westwood, by Martin Parr - NPG P2089

Vivienne Westwood

by Martin Parr
pigment print, 2012
NPG P2089

Dame Vivienne Westwood; Joseph Corré, by Laurie Lewis - NPG x136302

Dame Vivienne Westwood; Joseph Corré

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

Dame Vivienne Westwood, by Philip Sayer - NPG x76416

Dame Vivienne Westwood

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

Dame Vivienne Westwood, by Angus McBean - NPG x128899

Dame Vivienne Westwood

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

Dame Vivienne Westwood, by Alastair Thain - NPG x45104

Dame Vivienne Westwood

by Alastair Thain
toned bromide fibre print, 1988
NPG x45104

Dame Vivienne Westwood, by Fergus Greer - NPG x126886

Dame Vivienne Westwood

by Fergus Greer
Lambda print, 1990
NPG x126886

Dame Vivienne Westwood, by David Secombe - NPG x68821

Dame Vivienne Westwood

by David Secombe
cibachrome print, 1992
NPG x68821

Dame Vivienne Westwood, by Anne-Katrin Purkiss - NPG x47119

Dame Vivienne Westwood

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

Modern Muses of Great Britain, by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda - NPG x126319

Modern Muses of Great Britain

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

Dame Vivienne Westwood as Elizabeth I, by Gian Paolo Barbieri - NPG x131334

Dame Vivienne Westwood as Elizabeth I

by Gian Paolo Barbieri
archival digital print, 1997
NPG x131334

Cora Corré; Dame Vivienne Westwood, by Johnnie Shand Kydd - NPG x87738

Cora Corré; Dame Vivienne Westwood

by Johnnie Shand Kydd
bromide fibre print, 1998
NPG x87738

Dame Vivienne Westwood, by Kevin Mackintosh - NPG x125279

Dame Vivienne Westwood

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

Cora Corré; Dame Vivienne Westwood, by Kevin Mackintosh - NPG x125278

Cora Corré; Dame Vivienne Westwood

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

Dame Vivienne Westwood, by Bryan Adams - NPG x131986

Dame Vivienne Westwood

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

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