Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood dies at 81


LONDON (NEXSTAR) — Iconic British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood died Thursday in Clapham, South London, Westwood’s company confirmed Dec. 29.

In a tweet, the official brand account wrote: “Vivienne Westwood died today, peacefully and surrounded by her family… the world needs people like Vivienne to make a change for the better.”

Westwood, who was also awarded damehood by the late Queen Elizabeth II, was born on April 8, 1941.

BBC News reports Westwood’s husband and creative partner Andreas Kronthaler said in a statement: “I will continue with Vivienne in my heart.”

This is a developing story.

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