Vivienne Westwood, the designer who defined the look of punk, using rock iconography, royalty, art and religion as recurring motifs in collections that brought a rebellious edge to British style, before going on to a long and influential career as a fashion designer with an activist streak, died on Thursday in the Clapham neighborhood of South London. She was 81.
Vivienne Westwood – Renegades of fashion. RIP!
The text is an excerpt from New York Times reporter Marisa Meltzer.