Vivienne Westwood's Memorial Was as Stylish and Star-Studded as You'd Imagine

The memorial service for Dame Vivienne Westwood, often cited as the mother of punk, took place at Southwark Cathedral yesterday. Alongside friends and family, many celebrities attended to celebrate the life and influence of the designer and activist.


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The memorial service took place yesterday, 16 February 2023. 

The impact of Vivienne Westwood on the fashion world is indefinable. From the punk era that arose from political and economic unrest, the link between fashion and activism has always been intertwined in her work. Westwood's designs have become recognisable through the play on British heritage, notably the use of tartan fabrications, Victoriana corsetry and deconstructed tailoring. These design traits, along with her brand's iconic orb logo, were spotted on many of the attendees who took the opportunity to celebrate Westwood's legacy in wearing her designs. 

Here, we've highlighted the attendee outfits that exemplify the impact that Vivienne Westwood has, and will continue to have, over the fashion world.


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WHO: Helena Bonham Carter


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WHO: Kate Moss


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WHO: Victoria Beckham


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WHO: Alexa Chung


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WHO: Paloma Faith


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WHO: Vanessa Kingori and Edward Enninful


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WHO: Lady Amelia Windsor


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WHO: Farida Khelfa


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WHO: Elle Fanning


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WHO: Bianca Jagger


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WHO: Christina Hendricks


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WHO: Emma Thynn


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WHO: Susie Cave and Nick Cave


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WHO: Stephen Jones

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Florrie Alexander
Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.