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Cora Corré; Dame Vivienne Westwood

© Kevin Mackintosh

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Cora Corré; Dame Vivienne Westwood

by Kevin Mackintosh
C-type colour print, 2001
19 1/8 in. x 15 in. (485 mm x 380 mm)
Purchased, 2002
Photographs Collection
NPG x125278

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Photographed with her granddaughter for the Radical Fashion exhibition held at the Victoria & Albert Museum 2001 in a dress cut from one piece of cloth.

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Labour wins a second landslide general election victory campaigning on improvements to public services based on private finance projects. The Conservative party proved itself to be out-of-touch by ignoring public services and campaigning on the issue of Britain's membership of the EU. The day after the election William Hague resigned as leader of the Conservative Party.

Art and science

The Eden Project opens in Cornwall. The eco-centre, conceived by Tim Smit, replicates tropical and temporal climates and houses plants from all over the world in two domed biomes. The project is both a large-scale scientific experiment to study the environmental changes in different biomes over time, and a visitor attraction teaching the public about the natural environment.

International

On 11th September (9/11) America comes under foreign attack for the first time since Pearl Harbour when Islamic Fundamentalist terrorists hijack four planes, flying two into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre, and one into the Pentagon; the fourth plane crashed in a field.
George Bush launches his 'War on Terror' by invading Afghanistan to overthrown the Taliban and capture Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda.

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