Credit: Philip Hollis/Rex Features Dame Vivienne Westwood, here photographed in her studio in London in 2007, was born Vivienne Isabel Swire...

Vivienne Westwood: Her life and career so far - in pictures

Like the tartan and your own collected pins worn as clothing. Credit: Philip Hollis/Rex Features Dame Vivienne Westwood, here photographed in her studio in London in was born Vivienne Isabel Swire.

Vivienne Westwood and husband Andreas Kronthaler.

Designer Vivienne Westwood and husband Andreas Kronthaler.

Dame Vivienne Westwood, DBE, RDI (born Vivienne Isabel Swire on 8 April 1941) is an English fashion designer and businesswoman, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream. "I am attracted to people who make this effort in knowing what suits them - they are individual and stylish."

Photos: Strange Magic

The Mother of Punk, Vivienne Westwood, Turns 74 Today | InStyle So great that she's still getting her attitude on!

The Mother of Punk, Vivienne Westwood, Turns 74 Today

English fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, credited for bringing punk fashion into mainstream, turns 74 today.

wornjournal: Vivienne Westwood by Gian Paolo Barbieri, 1997***WORN Fashion Journal: the HAIR issue coming November 24, 2012

"You have a more interesting life if you wear impressive clothes" - Vivienne Westwood.

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