Career highlights: In 1989, Mr. John Fairchild, president of Fairchild publications and editor of the fashion bible Women’s Wear Daily, listed Vivienne Westwood as one of the six most influential designers in the world in his book Chic Savages.
In 1990, Vivienne Westwood was awarded the prestigious title of British designer of the year.
In 2006, her contribution towards British fashion was officially recognized when she was appointed a Dame.
In 2007, Westwood was rewarded with the Outstanding Achievement in Fashion at the British Fashion Awards in London.
Vivienne Westwood is a trustee of Liberty and continues to uses the medium of her shows to talk about culture and politics, more specifically about the urgent need to act against climate change.