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Happy 70th Birthday Vivienne Westwood!

08/04/2011 12:50 | Updated 22 May 2015

Happy 70th birthday Vivienne Westwood! Photo:X17Online

Yes, you heard correctly. The grand dame of British fashion, Vivienne Westwood is celebrating the big 7-0 today.

With countless collections, ad campaigns, spin-off products and worldwide boutiques under her belt - and not to mention an army of A-list fans - it's pretty safe to say that the landscape of British fashion just wouldn't have been the same without her.

From her punk era - including that King's Road Sex Shop - and those rebellious first collections in the early 1980s, to her now firmly established Anglomania, Man, Red and Gold Labels, and her tireless campaigning for a good cause - she's well and truly earned her space in the fashion hall of fame.

And she's showing no sign of slowing down now that she's entering her seventies...

But what do you get the woman who has everything? Well close pal Pamela Anderson has revealed that she's helping her celebrate the landmark birthday by buying her a plot of Amazon rainforest, no less.

'I'm really excited to support Cool Earth and give Vivienne such an incredible rainforest gift,' says the Baywatch star. 'She is one of my favourite people.'

Dame Viv, many happy returns, and here's to the next decade! Take a look at some of Viv's celeb fans wearing her designs below.

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Celebrities in Vivienne Westwood

Demi Moore made a splash in a brilliant electric blue Vivienne Westwood design, at the 2011 Costume Designers Guild Awards.

Celebrities in Vivienne Westwood

Sarah Jessica Parker flew the flag for British fashion in an appropriately goth-glam creation, for the New York premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.

Celebrities in Vivienne Westwood

Helen Mirren tapped Vivienne Westwood for her Oscars 2011 styling, no less.

Celebrities in Vivienne Westwood

A close friend of the eccentric British designer, Pamela Anderson is often seen showing her support in a Westwood frock - such as the bright patterned dress she wore to the 2009 British Comedy Awards, accompanied by the Dame herself.

Celebrities in Vivienne Westwood

Even the younger A-list starlets are clamouring to be seen in a Westwood design. Twilight actress Anna Kendrick hit the Vivienne Westwood Los Angeles store opening earlier this year in this striking patterned number.

Celebrities in Vivienne Westwood

Never one to miss out on a red carpet opportunity, Jaime Winstone went all out for the London premiere of Sex and the City 2 in a regal purple Westwood gown.

Celebrities in Vivienne Westwood

Kristin Davis shone in baby blue at the Vivienne Westwood Palladium Jewellery Collection launch in LA earlier this year.

Celebrities in Vivienne Westwood

With her penchant for outlandish fashion choices, it comes as little surprise to see that Paloma Faith is a Vivienne Westwood fan. She opted for this soft mauve twin set to attend the designer's Red Label Autumn/Winter 2011 show.

Celebrities in Vivienne Westwood

One of Dame Viv's most loyal followers, Helena Bonham Carter very rarely hits the red carpet in any designer other than Vivienne Westwood. The actress chose this demure black design to pick up her Best Supporting Actress prize at the 2011 BAFTAs.

Celebrities in Vivienne Westwood

Nicola Roberts went all bridal on us at the 2009 Pride of Britain Awards, in this ivory strapless number.

Celebrities in Vivienne Westwood

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