Vivienne Westwood (Designer) Net Worth

Vivienne Westwood (Designer) Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Vivienne Westwood net worth is
$50 Million

Vivienne Westwood Wiki Biography

(Now Dame) Vivienne Isabel Westwood is a fashion designer and businesswoman, born on 8th April 1941 in Tintwistle, Cheshire, England. She is largely credited for introducing the new wave and modern punk fashion into mainstream haute couture, but is considered to be one of the most unconventional fashion designers in the world.

Have you ever wondered how rich Vivienne Westwood is? According to sources it has been estimated that Westwood’s net worth is over $50 million, as of late 2017, accumulated by creating an iconic name in the fashion industry, through her versatile career which started developing in the 1970s. Since she is still very active in the fashion industry, her net worth continues to increase.

Vivienne Westwood Net Worth $50 Million

Vivienne comes from a working-class family – her father worked as a cobbler and her mother was employed at a cotton mill. When she was a teenager, she moved with her family to Harrow, Middlesex where she found a job in a local factory, but soon enrolled at a teacher training school. Although she had grown-up in industrial surroundings and wasn’t in touch with the artistic or cultural on-goings, Vivienne still managed to develop her hidden talent. In the 1960s, Westwood was employed as a teacher, married and with a child. However, upon meeting Malcolm McLaren, the future manager of the Sex Pistols and an art student, her life started to change and head in a different direction. She started designing, and McLaren opened a boutique in London in 1971, where Vivienne’s designs were sold. It later proved to be a fashion center of the punk movement, especially after McLaren started managing the Sex Pistols, with Westwood dressing the whole band and so helping them in forming their identity and image, as well as her own and her net worth.

Even when the punk movement started to dissolve, Vivienne kept ahead of her time, in dictating fashion. She again headed in a new direction when launching her Pirate collection, and proved to be the trend-setter during the ‘80s and the ‘90s as well. Among other acknowledgements, she has been named British designer of the year three times (in 1990, 1991 and 2006) and received the OBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 1992. Despite her considerable wealth, Westwood continued to live a normal life in a small South London apartment for many years, using a bicycle instead of a car to move around the city.

When it comes to her private life, Vivienne has married twice. Her first marriage was to Derek Westwood whom she divorced in 1965 after three years of marriage and with whom she has a son. Her second husband is Andreas Kronthaler who she married in 1992; Kronthaler is her former fashion student. After living in a small apartment for 30 years, Westwood was finally convinced by Andreas to move to a house built in the 18th century which once belonged to the mother of Captain Cook. In her free time, Vivienne loves to do gardening.

Full NameVivienne Westwood
Net Worth$50 Million
Date Of BirthApril 8, 1941
Place Of BirthTintwistle, Cheshire, England
EducationMiddlesex University, University of Westminster, Goldsmiths, University of London
SpouseAndreas Kronthaler (m. 1992), Derek Westwood (m. 1962–1965)
ChildrenJoseph Corré, Ben Westwood
ParentsGordon Swire, Dora Swire
AwardsOrder of the British Empire, British Designer of the Year
1Perennial flame hairdo
1Did not start working in fashion until she was 30 years old.
2Former mother-in-law of Serena Rees.
3Long-time fan of hers, Gwen Stefani, mentions her in her song, "Rich Girl".
4Has two sons: Ben, with first husband Derek Westwood; and Joseph Corre with former longtime companion Malcolm McLaren.
5Companion of Malcolm McLaren from the mid-'60s to the late '70s.
6Her son is the lingerie entrepreneur Joseph Corre who co-founded "Agent Provocateur".
7Designed Dita Von Teese's wedding dress for her marriage to Marilyn Manson.
8She was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for her services to the fashion industry in 1992.
9She was awarded the Dame Commander of the British Empire in the 2006 Queen's New Year's Honours List for her services to fashion.
10Fashion designer.

Costume Designer

Reincarnation2015/IVShort completed
Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker2014TV Series 1 episode
Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto Story2005Video documentary

Costume Department

Worried About the Boy2010TV Movie additional costumes supplied by
Shadowboxer2005costumes: Cuba Gooding Jr., Helen Mirren and Vanessa Ferlito
Leaving Las Vegas1995wardrobe: Ms. Shue


Kate! The Making of an Icon2011TV Movie documentary archive source
Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto Story2005Video documentary fashion designer


This Changes Everything2015Documentary co-executive producer


The Filth and the Fury2000Documentary writer: "Who Killed Bambi" - as Westwood


Kate! The Making of an Icon2011TV Movie documentary special thanks
America's Next Top Model2010TV Series special thanks - 1 episode


Beating the Bomb2010DocumentaryHerself
Five Minutes With...2009TV SeriesHerself (as Dame Vivienne Westwood)
Sid! By Those Who Really Knew Him2009Video documentaryHerself
The One Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2008-2009TV SeriesHerself
HARDtalk2009TV SeriesHerself
British Style Genius2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Le grand journal de Canal+2008TV Series documentaryHerself
The Three Passions of Bertrand Russell2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Vivienne Westwood Red Label2008Documentary shortHerself
This Week2006TV SeriesHerself
2004 Women's World Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Welcome Europe!2004TV MovieHerself
Liquid News2004TV SeriesHerself
The 10 Commandments of Creativity2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Pretenders: Greatest Hits2000Video documentaryHerself (segment "No Turn Left Unstoned")
Wetten, dass..?2000TV SeriesHerself
Nulle part ailleurs1998TV SeriesHerself
Small, Medium, Large1997TV SeriesHerself
Punk and the Pistols1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Vivienne Westwood on Liberty1994Documentary shortHerself
The South Bank Show1990-1994TV Series documentaryHerself
Channel Four Daily1991TV SeriesHerself
X-Large1990TV Series documentaryHerself
The Dame Edna Experience1989TV SeriesHerself
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross1987TV SeriesHerself
Designing Change2016Documentary shortHerself
Vivienne Westwood: Dress Up Story2015ShortHerself
The Great British Break-Up? The Live Debate2014TV MovieHerself - Fashion Designer and Activist (as Dame Vivienne Westwood)
Sunday Morning Live2014TV SeriesHerself
Punk '762013DocumentaryHerself
Twiggy: The Face of '662012DocumentaryHerself
CNBC Meets2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Celebrity Exposed: The Photography of Richard Young2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Vivienne Westwood: Do It Yourself!2011DocumentaryHerself
Kate! The Making of an Icon2011TV Movie documentary
Vivienne Westwood's London2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHerself - Fashion Designer

Archive Footage

Oh! You Pretty Things: The Story of British Music and Fashion2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Room 1011995TV SeriesHerself

Won Awards

1996BambiBambi AwardsFashion

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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