Following Vivienne Westwood’s death in December at the age of 81, there was an overwhelming amount of affection from the fashion world. The late designer’s granddaughter, Cora Corré, closed the show as bride, which was a fitting tribute to her memory during Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood’s autumn/winter 2023 fashion show in Paris today.
Corré, the daughter of Joseph Corré and Serena Rees, walked the runway in a corseted lace minidress with clips in her hair and patterned white platform boots. She later came back with Westwood’s husband of almost 30 years, Kronthaler, for his bow. Vivienne Westwood called Corré up on stage at the conclusion of the autumn/winter 2022 presentation in March, and Corré walked in several of the designer’s shows during their close friendship.
Corré paid tribute to her grandmother at Westwood’s memorial service at Southwark Cathedral in February, which was attended by the elite of British fashion. She stated that it was difficult to find the right words to convey the profound influence that the late designer made.
“We can only really touch on the characteristics of the phenomenon that is Vivienne Westwood,” she said. “A grandmother, a mother, a sister, a friend, a teacher, an artist, a designer – it will never be enough.”