And your attractive adore story with Andreas, a person we’d examine about in fairy tales, that I was capable to witness for a long time. We can only dream of such love. Your legacy is just starting, and it will be etched in stone permanently, as your contribution to our field is immeasurable. They could not make ample awards for what you definitely deserved. To be ready to stop by with you just lately I sense blessed and will carry that memory in my coronary heart generally.
My honest condolences to Andreas, Joe, and all household and liked kinds. Rest on the throne you so enormously have earned, queen.”
“I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Dame Vivienne Westwood. Vivienne was an legendary pioneer in style and its best Punk. She broke all of the institution policies to make outfits that spoke of independence, riot, and ability. She gave generations of young people new codes to convey by themselves.
Vivienne continually impressed me as just one of the few leading women in our business. She was in no way fearful, she never took no for an solution, her vision was pure and unfiltered. Vivienne taught us all so significantly. She always will. Relaxation in electrical power.”
“Heartbroken. You did it first. Normally. Incredible design with outstanding and meaningful compound.
I proceed to learn from your terms, and, all of your incredible creations. I will often keep in mind the night time we bonded above our mutual appreciate for Yves Saint Laurent. You hardly ever unsuccessful to shock and to shock. I am grateful for the times I acquired to share with you and Andreas.
Rest in peace dear Vivienne, even though, in some way peace would seem like the erroneous phrase to use. My deepest sympathies to Andreas and your family members.”
“Talk about a adjust maker, nonconformist, and environmentalist! Vivienne Westwood was ahead of it all! An artist, a punk, a operating mother, and also a designer whose model is nevertheless as appropriate now as ever. I come to feel so fortunate to have recognized her a little during an significant period of my vocation in trend and to have had that time period so wonderfully documented by Gavin Bond in his book Getting There.
Vivienne at the time faxed me a handwritten letter inviting me to take part in just one of her shows, as a person did in the early ’90s. She had just lately seen Da Vinci’s “Lady with an Ermine” and was thrilled to tell me how a great deal the painting reminded her of me. I am quite positive it was the ermine, not the woman! Thank you, Vivienne, for keeping so true to your principles and values and most importantly, for primary the way with spunk and with humor.”
“I are unable to believe I am writing this… These days, we missing a single of the most scarce British icons of vogue at any time. Vivienne Westwood influenced my job as a designer with bravery and bollocks. She invented punk.
I keep in mind sitting down with her for several hours at Juergen Teller’s birthday dinner as she carefully analyzed the corner of the tablecloth, folding it with precision like Japanese origami… I recognized she was generating a small pattern and building a zero-squander object, with very little challenge. She was a genius.
Vivienne invented historic style style and design moments that woke us all up and shook the marketplace to its core. She led the way ahead, never ever apologizing for exposing unjust wrongs in the planet and asking not comfortable questions.
Vivienne explained it like she observed it. She required to make fashion improved. Vivienne pushed each and every one boundary and held her head so large. She was cheeky, irreverent, and experienced the truest fuck-you vibe I have at any time regarded. I have never ever satisfied any individual else like her. I hope additional grow to be like her… A lot more struggle like her, a lot more make like her, far more rejoice like her.
Thank you Dame Vivienne Westwood for all you gave us. You will are living on endlessly. God save Westwood… Punk rock will in no way die.”
“Somehow I imagined Vivienne residing way into her hundreds. She nevertheless experienced so quite a few urgent matters to shed light-weight on, so a lot of triggers to support, continue to so many injustices to be outspoken about… and so several extra magical outfits to produce. This gifted and amazing woman was so distinctive and so punk in all the methods punk really should be. She did it her way, all the way. I will usually be grateful for possessing been in her inspiring firm. Rest in wonderful electricity.”
“Dearest Vivienne, queen of punk. From the 1st day I met you to the final working day I noticed you, you made me smile, listen, discover and like a lot more than the day prior to. I will permanently be grateful to have been in your orbit, due to the fact to me and most in fashion—and in humanity—you, Vivienne, ended up the sunshine. To the coolest, most fun, extraordinary, humble, creative, badass, clever, fucking epic human becoming that has walked this earth, my inspiration and idol in all matters, relaxation in love and relaxation in peace…I will skip you. I’m sending my appreciate to dear Andreas and the total relatives. She was cherished by so several.”
“So unhappy to hear that Dame Vivienne Westwood has passed absent, a full legend. Her studio was the only place I at any time did a function placement, about 20 decades back, it was an amazing time. I will don’t forget her generally.”
“Dame Vivienne Westwood: her legacy can not be measured by the truth that she gave the environment the interminably copied “punk.” Let’s not forget—she was the first to leave that driving. Thereon, she heroically devoted herself to standing up for civilized essential and radical imagining, continuously working with her position in fashion to discuss out about the urgency of environmental destruction. I want to say that she was also the most luminously attractive woman I ever achieved in fashion—Tim Walker’s portrait captured it. She was uncaring of that though, which designed her even far more so. She was one particular of the incredibly best British women of all ages, always forward of her time. She was form, standard, and messianic, all uniquely rolled into a single visionary pressure who had not 1 jot of grandeur about her remarkable standing as one of the most influential designers in the earth.