You can't under estimate the impact Vivienne Westwood has had on style and fashion over the past few decades. The strong willed eccentric was at the center of shaping the punk movement with friend Malcolm McLaren. The two of them opened Sex Shop on King's Road in the seventies and for a decade it supplied London's angry youth with fetish gear, shocking tees, and other wild accouterments.
As Westwood segued into high fashion, she's introduced stunning collections for decades. Just today her latest fall collection will be coming down the runways, but she's never strayed too far from her roots. Her work is as subversive as it is frequently gorgeous. I covet her signature corseted ball gowns and would do just about anything for the graffiti cape from her Spring '07 collection.