Vivienne Westwood

1941 - Today

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Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood (née Swire; born 8 April 1941) is an English fashion designer and businesswoman, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream.Westwood came to public notice when she made clothes for Malcolm McLaren's boutique in the King's Road, which became known as SEX. Their ability to synthesise clothing and music shaped the 1970s UK punk scene which was dominated by McLaren's band, the Sex Pistols. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vivienne Westwood has received more than 2,480,235 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Vivienne Westwood is the 8th most popular fashion designer, the 481st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 403rd in 2019) and the most popular British Fashion Designer.

Vivienne Westwood is most famous for her designs for the punk movement in the 1970s.

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Among fashion designers, Vivienne Westwood ranks 8 out of 36Before her are Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren. After her are Cristóbal Balenciaga, Hubert de Givenchy, Donatella Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Roberto Cavalli, and Jean-Paul Gaultier.

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Among people born in 1941, Vivienne Westwood ranks 36Before her are Ahmet Necdet Sezer, Ryan O'Neal, Charlie Watts, Flórián Albert, Laura Antonelli, and Gheorghe Zamfir. After her are Wolfgang Petersen, Ali Hassan al-Majid, Ritchie Valens, Paul Anka, Pete Best, and Mahmoud Darwish.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Vivienne Westwood ranks 481 out of 6,924Before her are Harthacnut (1018), Gustav Holst (1874), Emma Thompson (1959), James Callaghan (1912), Wentworth Miller (1972), and John Cleese (1939). After her are James Hutton (1726), Thomas Harriot (1560), Peter Brook (1925), Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767), Thomas Savery (1650), and John Couch Adams (1819).

Among FASHION DESIGNERS In United Kingdom

Among fashion designers born in United Kingdom, Vivienne Westwood ranks 1After her are Mary Quant (1930), Charles Frederick Worth (1825), and Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon (1863).

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