Vivienne Westwood Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Vivienne Westwood Quick Info
Height5 ft 5 in
Weight52 kg
Date of BirthApril 8, 1941
Zodiac SignAries
SpouseAndreas Kronthaler

Vivienne Westwood is a British fashion designer and businesswoman who is known for revolutionalizing the fashion industry by creating products that encapsulate the essence of both modern punk and new wave.

Born Name

Vivienne Isabel Swire

Nick Name

Vivienne

Vivienne Westwood as seen while posing for the camera
Vivienne Westwood as seen while posing for the camera (Tradlands / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Tintwistle, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

Residence

London, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

British

Education

Vivienne Westwood studied at the University of Westminster (then known as the Harrow Art School) but soon dropped out because, in her words, “I didn’t know how a working-class girl like me could possibly make a living in the art world”.

Occupation

Fashion Designer, Businesswoman

Family

  • Father – Gordon Swire (Storekeeper in an aircraft factory, Greengrocer)
  • Mother – Dora Swire (née Ball)
  • Others – Ernest Swire (Paternal Grandfather), Florence Sheppard (Paternal Grandmother), Edward Ball (Maternal Grandfather), Eliza Jane Done (Maternal Grandmother)
Vivienne Westwood as seen while in a conversation with Shami Chakrabarti in March 2014
Vivienne Westwood as seen while in a conversation with Shami Chakrabarti in March 2014 (Southbank Centre / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Manager

Vivienne Westwood is managed by Vivienne Westwood Ltd., Company, London, England, United Kingdom.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 5 in or 165 cm

Weight

52 kg or 114.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Vivienne Westwood has dated –

  1. Derek Westwood (1962-1965) – In Harrow, she met a Hoover factory apprentice named Derek Westwood in 1962 and the duo got married on July 21, 1962. Vivienne Westwood self-made her wedding dress and the couple was blessed with a son named Benjamin (Ben) Westwood in 1963. However, they divorced in 1965 after she started going out with Malcolm McLaren.
  2. Malcolm McLaren – She was in a long-term relationship with impresario, clothes designer, and boutique owner, Malcolm McLaren, and they used to live in a council flat in Clapham. The relationship also resulted in the birth of a son named Joseph Corré in 1967.
  3. Andreas Kronthaler (1992-Present) – In 1992, she married Austrian creative director and design partner, Andreas Kronthaler, and they have been together ever since.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Vivienne Westwood is of English descent.

Vivienne Westwood as seen while smiling in a picture taken in April 2008
Vivienne Westwood as seen while smiling in a picture taken in April 2008 (Mattia Passeri / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Perennial flame hairdo
  • Deep-set eyes

Vivienne Westwood Favorite Things

  • Parts Of London – Courtauld Institute of Art, Wallace Collection, Whitechapel, Hampton Court, London Symphony Orchestra, Brixton Market and Electric Avenue, National Gallery

SourceWikipedia

Vivienne Westwood as seen while speaking at Life Ball 2011, Rathaus (Town Hall) of Vienna, Austria in May 2011
Vivienne Westwood as seen while speaking at Life Ball 2011, Rathaus (Town Hall) of Vienna, Austria in May 2011 (Manfred Werner – Tsui / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Vivienne Westwood Facts

  1. She started working in fashion only after she was 30 years old.
  2. In 1992, Vivienne Westwood was honored with the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for her contributions to the fashion industry.
  3. She designed the wedding dress for Dita Von Teese, an American vedette, burlesque dancer, singer, and actress, for her marriage to musician Marilyn Manson.
  4. In the 2006 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List, Vivienne Westwood was awarded the Dame Commander of the British Empire for her work in fashion.
  5. She has voiced her opinions regarding many political causes including the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, climate change, and civil rights groups.
  6. Gwen Stefani, the American musician and actress, has been a huge fan and admirer of her work and has mentioned Vivienne Westwood in her song titled Rich Girl.
  7. Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist is a documentary based on her life.
  8. Vivienne Westwood enjoys gardening and is a vegetarian.
  9. Some of the admirers of her creations have been Marion Cotillard, Pharrell Williams, Princess Eugenie, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Featured Image by Tradlands / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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