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Dame Vivienne Westwood

British fashion designer
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Net worth 2018: $50 Million
Residence: Tintwistle
Country: British
BirthDay: 8 April 1941
Sigh: Taurus
Education: Middlesex University, Goldsmiths College, University of Westminster

Dame Vivienne Westwood was bornon 8 April 1941 in Tintwistle, British, is British fashion designer. Vivienne Westwood is a legendary British fashion designer who made an immense contribution to the field of international fashion and style. In a career span of over 34 years, Westwood is one of the most influential and respected designers in the fashion industry. Her untiringly individualistic designs are symbols of potent originality and also exhibit elements of punk style. She brought back the punk movement and integrated it into mainstream fashion. Considered one of the world’s most unique and outspoken fashion designers, Westwood has also designed for the British Royalty including Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the second wife of the Prince of Wales, Charles and Princess Eugenie of York. She has also designed for actress Cameron Diaz and artist Tracey Emin. She has established herself as one of the most commercially successful designers in the world and her label ‘The Vivienne Westwood’ has been launched across various countries. She also has her own range of perfumes, accessories and a wide array of other merchandise that is sold all across the globe. To learn more interesting facts about her childhood, personal life and achievements in the field of fashion, scroll down and continue to read this biography.


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In 2012, she worked with The Woolmark Company, for whom she created a twelve piece luxury collection that was made from some of the finest wool procured from Australia


She has designed for the 2011 royal wedding attendee, Princess Eugenie of York and has also designed for Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, the second wife of the Prince of Wales, Charles


In 2009, she designed for Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, the second wife of the Prince of Wales, Charles


In 2008, she canvassed for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, which was held at the Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston, Berkshire


In 2006, she collaborated with Nine West, a shoe brand


From November 2004 to January 2005, her retrospective show called ‘Vivienne Westwood - 34 years in fashion’ was showcased at The National Gallery of Australia


In 2003, this London based fashion designer made her male models wear fake breasts on the ramp


In 2000, she showcased her collection titled 'Vivienne Westwood: the collection of Romilly McAlpine at The Museum of London


In 1999, she opened her first store in New York and the same year she launched her line of eyewear and the ‘Coquetteries' collection, a line of toiletries and body products


In 1993, she collaborated with ‘Swatch’ for the second time and created ‘Orb’, which is an exclusive range of watches


In 1992, she started designing wedding gowns and also worked with the watch company ‘Swatch’, for which she designed a watch collection named ‘Putti’


In 1990, she launched her own exclusive line of a complete menswear collection and the same year she opened ‘The Vivienne Westwood shop’ in London


In 1981, ‘430 King's Road’ showcased its designs for the first time on the ramp


In 1971, she designed clothes for Malcolm McLaren’s boutique ‘430 King's Road’ and their designs gained mainstream attention, after the band ‘Sex Pistols’ flaunted their designs


In 1962, she married Derek Westwood, who was at that time an apprentice at the hoover factory in Harrow, London


She graduated from the Glossop Grammar School and in 1958, when her family relocated to London; she attended the Harrow School of Art at Westminster University, where she studied fashion and silversmithing for a term, after which she dropped out of college

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