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Rebellious, irreverent and provocative, British designer Dame Vivienne Westwood is responsible for bringing punk-inspired fashion into the mainstream. Since the opening of her first boutique in 1970 with her Sex Pistols manager husband, Malcolm McLaren, Westwood changed the face of fashion with a niche fusion of rocker-meets-romance womenswear, accessories, beauty and footwear collections. From bowling bags and bracelets with signature flashes of tartan and orb emblems, to accents of figure-hugging stylised corsetry, the ground-breaking Westwood look has become an iconic British institution. - less