3 iconic items that punk queen Vivienne Westwood created

Long sleeve God Save The Queen

The famous portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in an oval frame is the work of the British artist Jamie Reed. He created it for the cover of the Sex Pistols album, which was called God Save The Queen.

A version of the portrait, in which a pin pierces the upper lip of Elizabeth II, Vivienne Westwood, then the common-law wife of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, she put this portrait to a white long sleeve – she was wearing it and sold it in her London store – SEX. Today it is in the collection of the V&A Museum in London.

Naomi Campbell’s shoes

They say Naomi Campbell is the first model in the world to fall on the podium and not lose her contracts. In contrast, after she fell off an 11.8 inches platform at the 1993 Anglomania show, other brands repeatedly asked Campbell to fall specifically to draw attention to the show. Today, these iconic shoes are also at V&A.

T-shirt with boobs

This t-shirt with a picture of a woman’s breasts is not just another statement by Vivien on the topic of feminism. This is one of the most iconic things in the history of punk music. Westwood also designed the T-shirt with her first husband, Malcolm McLaren, and also selling it at the SEX store on King’s Road. Remarkably, it was worn by both men and women, and members of the Sex Pistols regularly appeared in public.