Vivienne Westwood – Fashion Designer

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood was Born in Derbyshire in 1941. She studied at the Harrow School of Art, taking fashion and silversmithing, but she left after one term saying, “I didn’t know how a working-class girl like me could possibly make a living in the art world”. After taking up a job in a factory and studying at a teacher-training college, she became a primary school teacher. In 1961, Vivienne Swire and Derek Westwood married on 21 July 1962 and Vivienne made her own wedding dress for the ceremony.


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