Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

Vivienne Westwood

Age: 68
Occupation: Fashion designer
Previous TIME 100 Appearances: 0

At the conclusion of her vagrancy-themed menswear show in Milan earlier this year, Westwood arrived on the catwalk on a stretcher and later revealed to journalists the show's key message: "Buy less." It was a typically provocative performance from the queen of punk, whose ever expanding and hugely influential legacy already includes bondage trousers, towering platform shoes, transmogrified tartans and updated bustles.