Vivienne Westwood is an independent global fashion house founded by the British fashion designer of the same name. Vivienne became famous in the 1970s when she worked with Malcolm McLaren, a promoter and manager of the Sex Pistols. She is considered to be primarily responsible for the introduction of punk and New Wave aesthetics into the fashion mainstream. She is also one of the world’s most successful designers and businesswomen, and has had a great impact on the fashion world, designing several famous fashion collections. Her clothes are known for their unique style and shape, originality and bold aesthetics. Her company operates globally, including Australia. Her clothes are worn by, among others, Marion Cotillard, Pharrell Williams and the Duchess of Cornwall.