Vivienne Westwood is known for her revolutionary approach to fashion and her role in shaping the punk movement of the 1970s. In the 1980s and 1990s, Westwood continued to push the boundaries of fashion with her provocative and rebellious creations, incorporating elements of historical costume, British heritage and avant-garde art into her designs. Her collections were characterized by theatrical flair and opulence, irreverent humour and cheeky sexiness, earning her acclaim and recognition as one of the most influential designers of her generation.