Dame Vivienne Westwood turns 80: Her most mind-blowing fashion moments
From being knickerless at Buckingham Palace to wearing corsets in lockdown, the designer’s style has always been scandalous.Punk icon, environmental activist and designer extraordinaire Dame Vivienne Westwood is 80 years old.
She emerged onto the fashion scene in the 1970s, with her androgynous designs, slogan T-shirts, and irreverent attitude towards the establishment.Since then, Westwood has continued to break boundaries.
She’s responsible for some of fashion’s most famous designs, including her take on the corset, the ‘mini-crini’, a shortened version of the Victorian crinoline dress.Westwood has also made a name for herself as an activist, staging public protests to raise awareness around causes close to her heart.As she turns 80, these are some of her most exuberant fashion moments.
Buckingham Palace has informed that the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, Prince Philip will take place next week. The palace has confirmed that Prince Harry will attend the funeral but not his wife, Meghan Markle.
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The Prince of Wales has paid a moving tribute to his “dear Papa” – highlighting his “remarkable, devoted service to the Queen” – as details of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral were released.Buckingham Palace announced that Philip’s ceremonial royal funeral will take place on April 17 in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, and a national minute’s silence will be observed as it begins at 3pm.
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Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, will attend his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral, but his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, won’t be present, according to a Buckingham Palace spokesperson. The couple are living in California and a doctor had advised the duchess, who is pregnant, against traveling to the UK.
Prince Philip, the lifelong husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, has died at age 99. The duke had recently been treated in hospital for an infection and heart surgery. He was released in mid-March. CNN’s Anna Stewart is outside Buckingham Palace with the latest news and reaction.