Personalities from the world of fashion pay tribute to Vivienne Westwood, “the undisputed queen of British fashion”, who died on Thursday, notes the BBC.

Vivienne Westwood died “peacefully and surrounded by her family” in London, her fashion house said in a statement.

Westwood, 81, made a name for himself with his controversial punk and new wave styles in the 1970s and dressed some of fashion’s biggest stars.

Marc Jacobs is ‘heartbroken’

Designer Marc Jacobs said he was “heartbroken” and that she “never ceased to surprise and shock”.

“You did it first. Always. Incredible style with bright and meaningful substance. I continue to learn from your words and all your amazing creations,” he wrote on Instagram.

Fashion designer and Spice Girl Victoria Beckham said: “I am so saddened to learn of the passing of legendary designer and activist Vivienne Westwood.”

Westwood, the undisputed queen of British fashion

Singer Boy George, who first met Westwood in the early 1980s, called her “without a doubt… the undisputed queen of British fashion”.

Actress Kim Catrall described her on Instagram as a “true genius”.

Supermodel Claudia Schiffer wrote that Westwood’s “unique voice will be irreplaceable and will be missed”, while singer Billy Idol – who found fame in London’s punk music scene – tweeted: “RIP my it will take some time to assimilate this…”.

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