Vivienne Westwood

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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 and her 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 3,017,720 page views. Her biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Vivienne Westwood is the 7th most popular fashion designer (up from 8th in 2019), the 340th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 480th in 2019) and the most popular 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 7 out of 38Before her are Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin, and Calvin Klein. After her are Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Donatella Versace, Thierry Mugler, and Hubert de Givenchy.

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Among people born in 1941, Vivienne Westwood ranks 28Before her are Robert Forster, Faye Dunaway, Franco Nero, Nona Gaprindashvili, Jon Lord, and Julia Kristeva. After her are Viktor Zubkov, Václav Klaus, Jon Brower Minnoch, Paul Simon, Fausto Cercignani, and Flórián Albert.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Vivienne Westwood ranks 340 out of 7,765Before her are Bartholomew Roberts (1682), Rod Stewart (1945), Henry Moseley (1887), William Hogarth (1697), Christopher Marlowe (1564), and Enid Blyton (1897). After her are Ian Gillan (1945), Marie of Romania (1875), Tristan (535), Anne Hathaway (1556), Thomas Paine (1737), and Jackie Stewart (1939).

Among FASHION DESIGNERS In United Kingdom

Among fashion designers born in United Kingdom, Vivienne Westwood ranks 1After her are Charles Frederick Worth (1825), Mary Quant (1930), Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon (1863), and Sarah Burton (1974).

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