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Vivienne WESTWOOD Fashion Designer and Political Activist, London


 two sons, Benjamin Arthur Westwood and Joseph Ferdinand Corre
1971 Opens first shop together with Malcolm McLaren at 430 Kings Road, London
1981 First catwalk presentation with Pirate Collection (which launched the New Romantic movement) in London
1984 Showed her collection in Tokyo alongside "Best of five"
1986 Radical change in style inspired by the 17th and 18th century
1987 Design of very first corset intended as an outer garment rather than underwear
1989 Listed one of the most influential designers in the world by John Fairchild; meets Andreas Kronthaler
1990 Appointed Professor of Fashion at the Vienna Academy of Applied Arts; first complete menswar collection at Pitti Uomo in Florence
1991 Show in Tokyo alongside Christian Lacroix, Isaac Mizrahi, Francesco Moschino at the Fashion Summit
1992 First collection of watch design, Musee d'Art in Bordeaux sponsors a retrospective on her life's work
since 1993 Marriage with Andreas Kronthaler, influential work together
1993 Appointed Professor of Fashion at the Berliner Hochschule der K√ľnste
1998 Launch of first fragrance
1999 Opening of the first US store in New York
2000 Exhibition "Vivienne Westwood" at the Museum of London
2002-2003 Opening of stores in Moscow, Hong Kong, Korea, Milan
2004-2008 Tour of the Vivienne Westwood retrospective exhibition, shown in over 10 cities worldwide
2005 First collection of high quality jewelry
2008-2010 Opening of stores in Beirut, Bangkok, Singapore, Shanghai
2010-2011 Support for Ethical Fashion Initiative together with United Nations International Trade Centre
  "Climate Revolution" banner at the London Paralympics Closing Ceremony
2012 Support for eco charity Cool Earth, announcement of environmental agenda through
 Vivienne Westwood today continues to show worldwide and uses the medium of her shows to talk about culture and politics, more specifically about the urgent need to act against climate change.