Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Fashion Designer Vivienne Westwood Dead at 81

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Vivienne’s fashion far exceeded the punk scene, as her decades-long career continued to evolve over the years. But regardless of the direction she took her designs, which she showcased in many runway shows in London, Paris, Milan and New York, she always made her clothes with attitude and fearlessness.

Between 1981 to 1985, she dubbed the era “New Romantic” and before closing out the ’80s, she shifted her style to what she called “The Pagan Years.”

In the early-to-mid aughts, many of her creations were featured in Sex and the City, especially in one of the most famous scenes in the 2008 film adaptation of the series.

After Carrie Bradshaw becomes engaged to Mr. Big, she’s invited by her Vogue editor to model wedding dresses, including a voluminous corseted gown by Vivienne. Ultimately, Carrie chooses to wear the design and the rest is history.

Last month, Sarah Jessica Parker was photographed on the set of And Just Like That, wearing the same dress from her wedding to Mr. Big, proving it has stood the test of time.

Carrie’s princess moments would later become a reality as Princess Eugenie wore not one, not two, but three Vivienne looks for her pre-wedding dinner in 2011.

In 2006, Vivienne was honored for her services to fashion and named a Dame.

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