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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

Dame Vivienne Westwood's designs combine unconformity with a sense of tradition. She is renowned for her gentle parody of Establishment styles, her use of very British fabrics such as Harris tweed and tartan and her re-use of historic garments such as the corset and crinoline.

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Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood is a global icon whose career has successfully spanned three decades from the early days of punk to the establishment of her own fas…

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The Museum of Savage Beauty

The Museum of Savage Beauty interactive web feature explores the hidden stories and craftsmanship behind some of the most remarkable objects made by Alexander McQueen and his creative collaborators. Here the designer's iconic pieces are placed alongside historical objects from the V&A’s collections, which represent some of the many design traditions that inspired him.

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Event - Patternity: A New Way of Seeing

Fri 15 January 2016 19:00–20:45

Join art director Anna Murray and surface designer Grace Winteringham, cult pattern pioneers and founders of PATTERNITY, for a talk on the inspirational power of pattern as they teach us to look beyond mundane forms to uncover the hidden patterns that often pass us by.

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