Fashion designer to the stars Vivienne Westwood dies ‘surrounded by family’

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    Fashion designer to the stars Vivienne Westwood has sadly died at the age of 81.

    Her devastated family put out a social media statement which read: "29th December 2022. Vivienne Westwood died today, peacefully and surrounded by her family, in Clapham, South London.

    "The world needs people like Vivienne to make a change for the better."

    Alongside the short statement, they also shared a snap of the artist in her prime alongside a meaningful quote from the fashion designer to mark her death on social media as they marked her death.

    It read: "Tao spiritual system. There was never more need for the Tao today. Tao gives you a feeling that you belong to the cosmos and gives purpose to your life; it gives you such a sense of identity and strength to know you're living the life you can live and therefore ought to be living: make full use of your character and full use of your life on earth".

    Her husband and creative partner Andreas Kronthaler also shared a touching statement on social media following her passing.

    He said: "I will continued with Vivienne in my heart. We have been working until the end and she has given me plenty of things to get on with. Thank you, darling."

    The shocking news soon saw the post flooded with messages of sympathy and condolences to the grieving family as many reflected on the designers impact with her bold fashion creations.

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