Sorry if this has already been posted, I looked around but didn't find it... Vivienne Westwood article from New York Times. LONDON — In each of her major roles, Vivienne Westwood has matched the mood of the times. When she was punk symbol in the angry 1970's, wearing clothes festooned with spikes and safety pins and T-shirts emblazoned with "Destroy," Britons delighted in being shocked by her. Now, as fashion idol of a prosperous new millennium, her energy given over to lavish historical designs, she is celebrated as a pillar of the creative establishment. ... Continues here.