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Westwood, Vivienne

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. 1965 Marriage to Westwood ends. She meets 18 year old Malcolm Edwards (aka McLaren). 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' that closes in 1984. She continues to create innovative, sexy and creative clothes.