Cora Corré took to the runway at Dame Vivienne Westwood’s Paris Fashion Week show as a touching tribute to her late grandmother.
The model put on a united front with Andreas Kronthaler, widower of the late designer, as they posed together on the catwalk during the show, which follows Vivienne’s death.
The poignant reveal of Vivienne’s Fall/Winter 2023/24 collection comes after the fashion pioneer passed away peacefully at her London home in December at the age of 81.
Cora, the daughter of Vivienne’s son Joseph Corré and Serena Rees, paid tribute to her late grandmother as she joined a slew of models who stormed the catwalk.
Cora looked fabulous in an off-the-shoulder white lace bodice with a plunging neckline as she showed off Vivienne’s iconic designs.
Tribute: Cora Corré took to the runway at Dame Vivienne Westwood’s Paris Fashion Week show in a touching tribute to her late grandmother
Family: The model put on a united front with the late designer’s widower Andreas Kronthaler as they posed together on the catwalk during the show, which follows Vivienne’s death
Pioneer: The poignant reveal of Vivienne’s Fall/Winter 2023/24 collection comes after the fashion pioneer passed away in December at the age of 81. Pictured: Vivienne and Cora in March 2022
She put on a leggy display in a pair of knee-high boots with cream heels and accessorized her look with a simple pair of earrings.
Cora swept back her dark locks with two silver clips and opted for a glamorous makeup palette to complete the look.
She carried a bouquet of white flowers tied with a silver bow as she took to the runway in memory of her late grandmother.
Cora was also joined on the runway by Vivienne’s widower Andreas, who married the fashion designer in 1993.
Austrian designer Andreas, 57, cut a suave figure as he stepped into a Westwood ensemble before smiling next to Cora for photos.
Cora later changed into an edgy brown miniskirt and a one-shoulder top inspired by traditional artwork.
She completed her look with the same pair of knee-high boots that exuded her grandmother’s signature punk fashion flair.
Vivienne shares her son Joseph – Cora’s father – with former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren. She also has a son Ben with her first husband Derek Westwood.
The poignant reveal of the latest Westwood collection comes after fashion pioneer Vivienne sadly passed away in December.
Cora recently paid tribute to her late grandmother in an article expressing her “admiration” for the modeling legend.
Unbelievable: Cora, the daughter of Vivienne’s son Joseph Corré and Serena Rees, paid tribute to her late grandmother as she joined a slew of models storming the runway
Stylish: Cora (pictured with Andreas) looked incredible in an off-the-shoulder white lace bodice with a plunging neckline as she showed off Vivienne’s iconic designs
Punk: Cora later changed into an edgy brown miniskirt and a one-shoulder top inspired by traditional artwork
To write for ES magazineCora admitted that she never thought of her grandmother as a “famous person” and revealed that she planned to organize intergenerational talks with Vivienne before her death.
She wrote, “I never saw her and still don’t see her as a famous person. I have always admired her and have grown to admire her – especially in recent years – for her intellect and her pursuit of justice.’
Cora further admitted that people often ask her if her grandmother, who was known for making punk fashion mainstream, was “conventional.”
She admitted that she never thought of Vivienne as unconventional, as participating in fashion shows was “normal” for her growing up.
Cora also shared the influence Vivienne’s designs have had on her own life, admitting that she feels “empowered” when she wears Westwood.
“What’s so crazy about me, and really coincidentally, is that I feel like the most powerful and the best version of myself when I wear Westwood,” she said.
Reflecting on their close bond, Cora shared that she would often visit galleries and museums with her grandmother, especially the Wallace collection, from which Vivienne drew a lot of inspiration for her designs.
Speaking about Vivienne’s legacy, Cora admitted that she thinks it’s “crazy” that her grandmother is seen as some sort of “superhero” by the public.
She wrote, “I think when someone’s in public people think they’re never going to die, like she was some sort of superhero, it’s kind of crazy – though I suppose legends never die.”
Fashion pioneer Vivienne died peacefully at her London home at the age of 81 and a memorial service was held for her at Southwark Cathedral in February.
Edgy: She completed her look with the same pair of knee-high boots she used to channel her grandmother’s signature punk fashion flair
United: Austrian designer Andreas, 57, cut a suave figure as he walked in a Westwood ensemble
Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham and Stormzy were among the mourners who attended the service at Southwark Cathedral to commemorate the designer.
The event was a thoughtful and musical affair. Opera singer Maria Ladurner and Ian Keatley, Music Director of the Cathedral in London Bridge, performed a rendition of How Beautiful Are The Feet.
Dame Vivienne’s brother Gordon Swire delivered a eulogy and her son Ben Westwood read William Shakespeare’s poem Winter. Her son Joseph Corré, an activist, also shared some words about his mother.
In January, Marc Jacobs paid tribute to ‘hero’ Dame Vivienne at a fashion show in New York and included one of her own quotes in his show notes.
In tribute, the notes read: “All our heroes of the past and young heroes of the present.”
After her death in December, the The American fashion designer also said he was “heartbroken” by the news of her death in an Instagram post.
It said, “You did it first. Always. Incredible style with brilliant and meaningful content.
“I keep learning from your words and all your extraordinary creations. I will always remember the night we bonded over our mutual love for Yves Saint Laurent.
‘You have never failed to surprise and shock. I am grateful for the moments I have shared with you and Andreas.
“Rest in peace dear Vivienne, though somehow peace seems like the wrong word.”
He ended his message with wishes to her husband and creative partner Andreas Kronthaler, writing: “My deepest condolences to Andreas and your family.”
Dame Vivienne was recognized as a punk legend, environmentalist and designer extraordinary, loved by many A-listers in the fashion world.
She made her appearance in the fashion world in the 1970s with her androgynous designs, slogan T-shirts and irreverent attitude to the establishment.
Continuing to push boundaries throughout her career, she was responsible for some of fashion’s most famous designs – including her take on the corset, the “mini-crini” – a shortened version of the Victorian crinoline dress – and Carrie Bradshaw’s bridal gown in the 2008 Sex and the city movie.
The designer also made a name for herself as an activist, organizing public protests to raise awareness of issues close to her heart.
Proud: Cora recently paid tribute to her late grandmother in an article expressing her “admiration” for the modeling legend
Legend: Dame Vivienne was recognized as a punk legend, environmentalist and extraordinary designer, loved by many A-listers in the fashion world
In 1992, she famously wore a perfectly tailored skirt suit with a matching gray hat while collecting her OBE.
The outfit may have been understated, but she soon started turning for photographers — only to reveal she wasn’t wearing any knickers.
She returned to Buckingham Palace in 2006 to become a lady, and once again was without underwear – but this time she refrained from spinning.
It recently emerged that Dame Vivienne had handed over control of her company to fellow designer Jeff Banks and her husband, Andreas Kronthaler, just two weeks before her death.