Vivienne Westwood is an iconic British fashion designer and businesswoman who first gained recognition in the 1970s making clothes for the legendary SEX boutique, which she ran along with musician Malcolm McLaren of the Sex Pistols. She is credited for playing a significant role in shaping the look of the punk and new wave fashion movements and making them popular. She is regarded as one of Britain's most influential fashion designers.
From 1962 to 1965, she was married to Derek Westwood. Her second marriage was to Andreas Kronthaler in 1992. She has two children Ben Westwood and Joseph Corré.
For her services to fashion, she was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II in 1992. She has also won the British Designer of the Year award multiple times.
Britishness is just a way of putting things together and a certain don't care attitude about clothes. You don't care, you just do it and it looks great.Vivienne Westwood
But, having a perfume and license, in general, is a financial necessity. A designer must, to reap back the money spent on prototypes and all that sort of thing.Vivienne Westwood
Economists treat economics as if it is a pure science divorced from the facts of life. The result of this false accountancy is a willful confusion under cover of which industry wreaks its havoc scot-free and ignores the environmental cost.Vivienne Westwood
Everybody looks like clones and the only people you notice are my age. I don't notice anybody unless they look great, and every now and again they do, and they are usually 70.Vivienne Westwood
Feminists wish women to seem like men. They're not men.Vivienne Westwood
I always thought we had an environmental problem, but I hadn't realized how urgent it was. James Lovelock writes that by the end of this century there will be one billion people left.Vivienne Westwood
I always tried to do things by example, even though I was not a very good mother regarding routines and family life.Vivienne Westwood
I don't feel comfortable defending my clothes. But if you've got the money to afford them, then buy something from me. Just don't buy too much.Vivienne Westwood
I don't follow politics much.Vivienne Westwood
I don't have faith in young people any more. I don't waste time trying to communicate with them.Vivienne Westwood
I don't have space to enter into the examples or the history of this, so I'm left with having to make the bold statement that culture is extinct.Vivienne Westwood
I think feminists are unaware of the tremendous extent of the role of women in history.Vivienne Westwood
I've got a real sense of three-dimensional geometry. I can look at a flat piece of fabric and know that if I put a slit in it and make some fabric travel around a square, then when you lift it up it will drape in a certain way, and I can feel how that will happen.Vivienne Westwood
If you saw Queen Elizabeth it would be amazing, she came from another planet. She was so attractive in what she was wearing.Vivienne Westwood
In history people dressed much better than we do today.Vivienne Westwood
In the morning, I practice 15 minutes of yoga.Vivienne Westwood
It's a philosophy of life. A practice. If you do this, something will change, what will change is that you will change, your life will change, and if you can change you, you can perhaps change the world.Vivienne Westwood
More people should read books. It's the most concentrated experience you can have.Vivienne Westwood
My beauty secret is absolutely no sun.Vivienne Westwood
Our economic system, run for profit and waste and based primarily on the extractive industries, is the cause of climate change. We have wasted the earth's treasure and we can no longer exploit it cheaply.Vivienne Westwood
The age in which we live, this non-stop distraction, is making it more impossible for the young generation to ever have the curiosity or discipline... because you need to be alone to find out anything.Vivienne Westwood
We have got to change our ethics and our financial system and our whole way of understanding the world. It has to be a world in which people live rather than die a sustainable world. It could be great.Vivienne Westwood
We moved into the back, made it into a little 50s sitting room and started to sell the records. We had an immediate success. For one thing, these Teddy Boys were thrilled to buy the records.Vivienne Westwood
is a famous English fashion designer and businesswoman,
who was born on
April 8, 1941. As a person born on this date, Vivienne Westwood is listed in our database as the 16th
most popular celebrity for the day (April 8) and the 49th most popular for the year (1941).
People born on April 8
fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram.
Vivienne Westwood is the 510th most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Vivienne Westwood's birthday, Vivienne Westwood is the 596th most famous English.
In general, Vivienne Westwood ranks as the 6144th
most popular famous person, and the 15th most popular fashion designer of all time.
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