Vivienne Westwood Biography

Updated On Feb 13, 2019 Published On Oct 27, 2015
Facts of Vivienne Westwood
Date of Birth: 1941 , April-8
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Name Vivienne Westwood
Birth Name Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Tintwistle, United Kingdom
Ethnicity White
Profession Fashion designer and businesswoman
Net Worth $185 million
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Blond
Face Color White
Married Yes
Married to Andreas Kronthaler (m. 1992), Derek Westwood (m. 1962–1965)
Children Joseph Corré, Ben Westwood
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Vivienne Westwood is the famous fashion designer from the United Kingdom and she is the one who introduced punk and new wave fashions in conventional fashion. She has also established herself as a businesswoman.

Vivienne Westwood was born on April 8, 1941, in a middle-class family as Vivienne Isabel Swire, in Tintwistle, Derbyshire, England of United Kingdom, to Gordon Swire and Dora Swire. She is English and is of White Ethnicity.

Marriage, Husband, and Children

In 1962, Vivienne Westwood was married to Derek Westwood. She also has a child with him. She got divorced with him in 1965.

After that she began her romantic love affairs with Malcolm McLaren. He is the famous musician and also the clothes designer and boutique owner. From these love affairs, she gave birth to Joseph Corré.

In 1992, she got married to Andreas Kronthaler. He is the also the fashion designer and he was once her fashion student. From that time on she is living as her loving spouse.  

Career & Net Worth

From her early career, she was interested in punk. She also designed several clothes being inspired by prostitutes, bikers, and fetishists. After she began her punk era she started her own fashion collection.

How much is her net worth?

From her fashion designing career, she earned a massive amount of salary and her net worth is rumored to be around $185 million, as of 2019.

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Vivienne Westwood facts on timeline

Born in Tintwistle, Derbyshire

April 8 , 1941

Vivienne Westwood was from the middle class family born as Vivienne Isabel Swire in Tintwistle, Derbyshire, England of United Kingdom to Gordon Swire and Dora Swire. She is English and is of White Ethnicity. She spent her childhood days in Harrow, London.

Married to Derek Westwood

July 21 , 1962

It was 1962, when she met her first husband, Derek Westwood. She met him for the first time in her own home town, Harrow. Derek Westwood is a Hoover factory apprentice. They fell in love from that time on and finally got married on 21st of July, 1962. 

First child, Benjamin Westwood

1963

After being married with Derek Westwood, she became pregnant with his first child and she finally gave birth to a son in 1963 and they named him Benjamin Westwood. Benjamin Westwood is now the renowned photographer. 

Divorced with Derek Westwood

1965

Her three years of married life finally came to an end in 1965. It seems like her extra marital affairs with Malcolm McLaren played an important role to dissolve her first married life with Derek Westwood. 

Began dating Malcolm McLaren

1965

When she first met Malcolm McLaren, she soon fell in love with him and then moved together with him to a council flat. Malcolm McLaren is the famous musician and also the clothes designer and boutique owner. 

Second child, Joseph Corré

November 30 , 1967

Joseph Corré is her second son who was born when she was having romantic love affairs with Malcolm McLaren. Joseph Corré is the great businessman and he is also the social activist. He was born on 30th of November, 1967. 

Married to Andreas Kronthaler

1992

The actual date when she called off her love life with Malcolm McLaren is unknown; she really had one of the best days in her life with him. After that she got married to Andreas Kronthaler in 1992. He is the also the fashion designer and he was once her fashion student. 

Began punk era

1972

From her early career, she was interested in punk. When she was with Malcolm McLaren, she also designed several clothes after being inspired from prostitutes, bikers and fetishists. After she began her punk era she started her own fashion collection. 

Opened fashion collection

1981

Vivienne Westwood is a versatile woman. She and her love, Malcolm McLaren began fashion collection from the end of 1970s. They showed their first fashion collection in 1981 and that was in Paris, London and also on several other places. 

She was honored with the I Order of the British Empire

1992

For her continuous service in the fashion world, she received a prestigious award in 1992 and she was awarded with this award by the Queen Elizabeth II.  Queen Elizabeth II awarded her the Order of the British Empire. 

Honored by DBE

2006

In 1992, she received one of the prestigious honors in the fashion world from the Queen Elizabeth II. That time she was awarded the OBE and in 2006, she received one higher post award than that and that was DBE. She also received this honor for her continuous service to the fashion world.