Five Times Vivienne Westwood Was The Hero We Needed

An ode to fashion's punkest dame

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During her long, iconic reign of England’s fashion scene, Vivienne Westwood has been named Britain’s Greatest Fashion Designer, taken a hit at some of the 21st century's biggest political challenges, and flashed the Queen. On the global stage, Vivienne is still as iconic, these days devoting her time to environmental activism, her label, and her most recent project, Get a Life: The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood. It's an anthology of her work over the last six years with her organization Climate Revolution, environment, art, politics and, of course, fashion. The Dame may be best known for her subversive punk days, but the work she’s doing these days is just as revolutionary.

In honor of her latest release, we’ve rounded up our top five favorite Vivienne moments of the past six years.