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Vivienne Westwood VIVIENNE WESTWOOD 1941 Vivienne Isabel Swire born on April 8th in Glossop, Derbyshire. 1957 Moves with her family to London, aged 17, and attended Harrow Art School for one term. 1962 Marries Derek Westwood. Aged 21, becomes a primary-school teacher in Willesden, North London. 1963 Her first son, Benjamin Arthur Westwood, is born. 1965 Marriage to Westwood ends. She meets 18 year old Malcolm Edwards (aka McLaren). 1967 With McLaren, a second son is born, Joseph Ferdinand Corré 1971 McLaren and Westwood's first shop opens at 430 King's Road, London, called 'Let It Rock'. 1972 The shop is redesigned and renamed by McLaren 'Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die'. 1974 Shop name is changed to 'SEX'. 1975 Westwood and McLaren are fined for 'exposing to public view an indecent exhibition'. 1976 430 King's Road is renamed 'Seditionaries - Clothes for Heroes'. 1979 'World's End' opens at 430 King's Road. 1981 March: McLaren and Westwood's first catwalk show, the Pirate collection (A/W 1981-2), shown at Olympia followed by Savage (S/S 1982). 1982 Buffalo (A/W 1982-3) and Punkature (S/S 1983) shown in Paris. Westwood and McLaren open a second London shop called 'Nostalgia of Mud'. 1984 'Nostalgia of Mud' closes. Westwood moves to Italy. Invitation to show the Hypnos collection (S/S 1984) in Tokyo at Hanae Mori's 'Best of Five' global fashion awards, with Calvin Klein, Claude Montana and Gianfranco Ferre. Deal with Giorgio Armani announced. 1987 Westwood designs the Statue of Liberty corset as part of Harris Tweed (A/W 1987-8). It is the first corset to be introduced into outerwear. 1989 November: Westwood's name appears in a list of the world's top six designers in John Fairchild's book Chic Savages (1989), along with Armani, Lagerfield, Saint Laurent, Lacroix and Ungaro. 1989-1991 Appointed Professor of Fashion at Vienna Academy of Applied Arts. 1990 First complete menswear collection, Cut and Slash (S/S 1991) shown in conjuntion with Pitti Uomo in Florence. December: The Vivienne Westwood shop opens at 6 Davies Street, in London's Mayfair. It sells the Gold Label collection. Westwood is the first fashion designer to be profiled on London Weekend Television's arts programme, 'The South Bank Show'. 1941 Vivienne Isabel Swire born on April 8th in Glossop, Derbyshire. 1957 Moves with her family to London, aged 17, and attended Harrow Art School for one term. 1962 Marries Derek Westwood. Aged 21, becomes a primary-school teacher in Willesden, North London. 1963 Her first son, Benjamin Arthur Westwood, is born. 1965 Marriage to Westwood ends. She meets 18 year old Malcolm Edwards (aka McLaren). 1967 With McLaren, a second son is born, Joseph Ferdinand Corré 1971 McLaren and Westwood's first shop opens at 430 King's Road, London, called 'Let It Rock'. 1972 The shop is redesigned and renamed by McLaren 'Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die'. 1974 Shop name is changed to 'SEX'. 1975 Westwood and McLaren are fined for 'exposing to public view an indecent exhibition'. 1976 430 King's Road is renamed 'Seditionaries - Clothes for Heroes'. 1979 'World's End' opens at 430 King's Road. 1981 March: McLaren and Westwood's first catwalk show, the Pirate collection (A/W 1981-2), shown at Olympia followed by Savage (S/S 1982). 1982 Buffalo (A/W 1982-3) and Punkature (S/S 1983) shown in Paris. Westwood and McLaren open a second London shop called 'Nostalgia of Mud'. 1984 'Nostalgia of Mud' closes. Westwood moves to Italy. Invitation to show the Hypnos collection (S/S 1984) in Tokyo at Hanae Mori's 'Best of Five' global fashion awards, with Calvin Klein, Claude Montana and Gianfranco Ferre. Deal with Giorgio Armani announced. 1987 Westwood designs the Statue of Liberty corset as part of Harris Tweed (A/W 1987-8). It is the first corset to be introduced into outerwear. 1989 November: Westwood's name appears in a list of the world's top six designers in John Fairchild's book Chic Savages (1989), along with Armani, Lagerfield, Saint Laurent, Lacroix and Ungaro. 1989-1991 Appointed Professor of Fashion at Vienna Academy of Applied Arts. 1990 First complete menswear collection, Cut and Slash (S/S 1991) shown in conjuntion with Pitti Uomo in Florence. December: The Vivienne Westwood shop opens at 6 Davies Street, in London's Mayfair. It sells the Gold Label collection. Westwood is the first fashion designer to be profiled on London Weekend Television's arts programme, 'The South Bank Show'.