Vivienne Westwood

Fashion Designer
Designer

Vivienne Westwood is a British fashion designer. She is closely associated with the birth of punk in the seventies, having worked with then-partner Malcolm McLaren at a series of semi-legendary shops/cultural hotspots including Sex and World's End on the King's Road in London.

Westwood's highly political and anti-establishment stance and design ethos has seen her reinterpret 18th century historical dress, and campaign against climate change, for Scottish independence and fair trials for prisoners in Guantánamo Bay in contemporary collections.

Alongside the main line, Westwood launched Vivienne Westwood: Gold Label in 1981, and Vivienne Westwood: Red Label in 1999. For Autumn/Winter 2016, it was announced that Red Label would be shuttered, and Gold Label would be renamed Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood, in honour of Westwood's husband's long-term and continuing design support for the line.

A member of London's Royal College of Art, she held a chair as Professor of Fashion at the University of Vienna from 1989 to 1991, going on to join Berlin's Hochshule Der Kunste. She was awarded Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 1990 and 1991. In 1992 she was awarded the Order of the British Empire, being made a Dame for services to fashion in 2006.

Her work has been featured in and the subject of numerous museum exhibitions, notably Vivienne Westwood: A Retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2004.

Vivienne Westwood is a British fashion designer. She is closely associated with the birth of punk in the seventies, having worked with then-partner Malcolm McLaren at a series of semi-legendary shops/cultural hotspots including Sex and World's End on the King's Road in London.

Westwood's highly political and anti-establishment stance and design ethos has seen her reinterpret 18th century historical dress, and campaign against climate change, for Scottish independence and fair trials for prisoners in Guantánamo Bay in contemporary collections.

Alongside the main line, Westwood launched Vivienne Westwood: Gold Label in 1981, and Vivienne Westwood: Red Label in 1999. For Autumn/Winter 2016, it was announced that Red Label would be shuttered, and Gold Label would be renamed Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood, in honour of Westwood's husband's long-term and continuing design support for the line.

A member of London's Royal College of Art, she held a chair as Professor of Fashion at the University of Vienna from 1989 to 1991, going on to join Berlin's Hochshule Der Kunste. She was awarded Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 1990 and 1991. In 1992 she was awarded the Order of the British Empire, being made a Dame for services to fashion in 2006.

Her work has been featured in and the subject of numerous museum exhibitions, notably Vivienne Westwood: A Retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2004.

Related content
Type

Page 1 of 2

Back to top