Vivienne Westwood

  • Event date 14 – 28 JUN
  • Event location London

The Estate of Vivienne Westwood will donate 100% of the total hammer proceeds received for the sale of her personal wardrobe, less auction expenses, to be split equally between The Vivienne Foundation, Médecins Sans Frontières (a charity registered in England and Wales with charity number 1026588) and Amnesty International (registered in England and Wales with charity number 1051681). Additionally, The Vivienne Foundation are donating 100% of the total hammer price received for the sale of THE BIG PICTURE – Vivienne's Playing Cards: Collect the cards. Connect the cards to Greenpeace Environmental Trust (a charity registered in England and Wales with charity number 284934). Find out more about the organisations below.

The Vivienne Foundation

The Vivienne Foundation exists to honour, protect and continue the legacy of Dame Vivienne Westwood’s creativity and activism. Since the start of her career in the 1970s, she has been renowned not only for her fashion design, but also for her activism. Vivienne always utilised her platform of prestige to make the world a better place. The Foundation is built upon Vivienne’s four-pillar approach to saving the world — halt climate change, stop war, defend human rights and protest capitalism. The Foundation raises awareness and fundraises for NGOs aligned with their mission to create a better society and halt climate change.

Amnesty International

Amnesty International works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. As a global movement of over ten million people, Amnesty is the world's largest grassroots human rights organisation. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilise the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work.

Medicins Sans Frontiers

Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation. MSF’s goal is to relieve suffering, save lives, reduce the spread of diseases and improve access to healthcare. MSF provides both basic and complex medical care to those who need it most, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender or political affiliation.

MSF treats victims of armed conflict and natural disasters, fights outbreaks of infectious diseases, conducts vaccination campaigns, alleviates malnutrition, supports survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, and provides maternal and child healthcare, and mental healthcare. Funds raised through this auction will ensure MSF can continue their emergency life-saving work providing humanitarian aid where it is needed the most, such as in the crises they are responding to in Afghanistan, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen.


Greenpeace is a movement of people who are passionate about defending the natural world from destruction. Their vision is for a greener, healthier and more peaceful planet. Founded in 1971, Greenpeace takes peaceful, direct action to protect our Earth. Today, Greenpeace is present in every continent around the world. Greenpeace’s mission is to galvanise action and promote solutions to how we live on this planet so that we can all call it home for generations to come.