And for decades I have been able to witness your beautiful love story with Andreas, whom I read in fairy tales. Your legacy is just beginning and your contribution to our industry is immeasurable and will forever be etched in stone. They couldn’t make enough awards for what you really deserve It was a pleasure to visit with you recently, and I will always keep that memory in my heart.
Heartfelt condolences to Andreas, Joe and all the family and loved ones. Queen, rest in the throne you deserve. ”
“Very saddened to hear of the passing of Ms Vivienne Westwood. Vivienne was an iconic pioneer of fashion and its greatest punk. , broke all the established rules: she gave generations of young people a new code to express themselves.
Vivienne has always inspired me as one of the few leading women in our industry. She had no fear. She never refused to answer. Her vision was pure and unfiltered. Vivian taught us a lot. she always does. Let her take power. ”
“Broken heart. You did it first. Always. Incredible style with brilliant and meaningful substance.”
I continue to learn from your words and from your extraordinary creations. I will always remember the night we shared our love for Yves Saint Laurent. You never fail to surprise and shock. I am grateful for the moment I was able to share with you and Andreas.
Dear Vivian, may you rest in peace. My deepest condolences to Andreas and your family.”
“Talk about changemakers, nonconformists, environmentalists! Vivienne Westwood was ahead of the curve! Artist, punk, working mother, and still the same brand values today I am so lucky to have known her at such a pivotal time in my career in fashion, and to have had it so beautifully documented by Gavin Bond. there you are
Vivienne once faxed me a handwritten letter inviting me to attend one of her shows, as she did in the early 90’s. She had recently seen da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine and was excited to tell me how much the painting reminded her of me. I’m pretty sure it was a stoat and not a woman! Thank you, Vivian, for staying true to her principles and values, and most importantly, for leading the way with her courage and humor. ”
“I can’t believe I’m writing this…Today we lost one of the most unusual British fashion icons ever. She invented punk.
I remember sitting with her for hours at Juergen Teller’s birthday dinner…Challenge. she was a genius.
Vivian created a historic fashion design moment that woke us all up and shook the industry to the core. She led her way forward, exposing the world’s unjust wrongs and never apologizing for asking uncomfortable questions.
Vivian said as she saw it. She wanted fashion to be better. Vivian pushed all boundaries and held her head high. She was cocky, irreverent, and had the most real fuck vibes I’ve ever known. I have never met anyone like her. I want to be more like her… fight more like her, make more like her, celebrate more like her.
Dear Vivienne Westwood, thank you for all you have given us. you will live forever God save Westwood… punk rock never dies. ”
“Somehow I imagined Vivien to be hundreds of years old. There was so much more…and so many more magical costumes to create.This talented and brilliant woman was so unique and punk in every way punk should be. I will always be grateful to have been in her inspiring company.Rest in your radiance.”
“Dearest Vivian, Queen of Punk. From the first day I met you to the last day I saw you, you made me smile, listen, learn and love more than the day before. You.” To me, and to most of fashion and humanity, you Vivian were the sunshine. , humble, creative, badass, intelligent, fucking magnificent human being, my inspiration and idol to all, rest in peace with love…I miss you Sending love to dear Andreas and the whole family, she was loved by many.”
“So sad to hear that a complete legend, Vivienne Westwood, has passed away. Her studio was the only place I ever job-hunted. Over 20 years ago it was a great time. I remember her.”
“Mrs Vivienne Westwood: Her legacy cannot be measured by the fact that she gave the world an endlessly copied ‘punk’. This is what I did. On top of that, she’s valiantly dedicated to standing up for civilized, critical, and radical thinking, and has always used her position in fashion to speak out about the urgency of environmental destruction. I would also like to say that she was the most brilliant and beautiful woman I have ever met in the fashion industry. Tim Walker’s portrait captures it. But she didn’t care, and she became even more so: she was one of the greatest British women, always ahead of her time. She was kind, ordinary, messianic, and had no grandeur about her incredible status as one of the world’s most influential designers. uniquely brought together in one visionary force.