Saluting Fashion's Bad Girl

[an error occurred while processing this directive]It's hard to know what has made fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, 63, more famous: her punk-era bondage trousers and GOD SAVE THE QUEEN T shirts or the time she flashed photographers after receiving an OBE in 1992. Either way, after more than 30 years of irreverence and innovation, Westwood has earned her place among the most influential designers of her generation.

Colleagues like Christian Lacroix and John Galliano have 'fessed up to her influence. And at the European fall 2004 shows in Paris in March, designers like Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton referenced Westwood with platform shoes,...

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