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Vivienne Westwood

British, 1941-2022

For someone who regularly swatted away the industry that made her, audacious British fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood certainly knew her way around a garment. And she knew how to provoke. “I don’t follow fashion,” Westwood once told the New York Times. “I’ve never been interested in it.” Collectors are certainly interested in her work, and vintage Vivienne Westwood dresses, handbags, lingerie and jackets have become very desirable over the years.

Westwood was born Vivienne Isabel Swire in a village in Derbyshire, in central England, but moved to London as a teen. In the early 1960s, she began to make her own necklaces and other jewelry and met an artist, activist and entrepreneur named Malcolm McLaren. They became involved romantically and she made clothes for him in the style of the Teddy Boys — the city’s music-crazed, occasionally violent teenagers at the time who wore high-waisted trousers and tailored velvet blazers that drew on Edwardian-era fashions.

Westwood and McLaren opened a vintage shop on King’s Road in London in 1971. The flared denim and peasant blouses of the 1960s, then still popular with the “peace and love” set, didn’t hold any weight for Westwood. Instead, she was interested in provocative, edgy apparel. She repaired used clothing and endeavored to create bold new designs from scratch.

Together Westwood and McLaren sold older rock-and-roll records, customized T-shirts with antiestablishment slogans, biker jackets and snug trousers inspired by the Marlon Brando film The Wild One as well as bondage fetish wear. The shop, once called Let It Rock and then Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die before Sex became a more appropriate moniker, evolved into a youth mecca. The DIY garments — zippered tops, burnt tees emblazoned with anarchist messages — flew off the shelves. More notably, it brought punk to the masses.

Westwood was soon dressing the Sex Pistols, a band that McLaren managed, all the while bridging the gap between music and fashion in a manner that has reverberated throughout the industry for decades.

In 1981, the couple’s first fashion show marked the debut of their Pirate collection — a swashbuckler-themed line that sprang from Westwood’s research into Indigenous Americans and the “power garments” of the Louis XIV era. The collection’s ample proportions and cutting-edge tailoring countered punk’s geometry and tight latex fits as well as what rocker Adam Ant called the “Puritanism” that plagued England at the time. The Pirate collection’s enduring influence on the world of fashion as well as the theatrical work of designers such as John Galliano and Alexander McQueen is undeniable.

For the colorful corsets of her 1990 Portrait collection, Westwood drew on 18th-century oil paintings — her models donned the pearl necklaces that have become a social media star and a favorite of influencers and fashion lovers all over the world. For a jacket-and-shorts suit from her Fall/Winter 1996–97 Storm in a Teacup line, the designer used the extreme asymmetry of a tartan mash-up to confront, according to Westwood, “the horror of uniformity and minimalism.”

The self-taught Westwood enjoyed a rapid ascent in fashion, with British society embracing her looks and Vogue immortalizing them in its glossy pages. She garnered accolades for introducing corsets to the runway and dressed Kate Moss and Helena Bonham Carter. And an original Vivienne Westwood wedding dress is featured in 2008’s Sex and the City film.

The fires of political and environmental activism burned brightly for Westwood: She was a Greenpeace ambassador, having designed the organization’s official “Save the Arctic” logo; her clothing brand is committed to using recycled canvas and other eco-friendly materials in the production process; and in 2020, she protested the extradition of Julian Assange by suspending herself in a bird cage outside London’s Old Bailey court. But she will always be the grande dame of British design.

Find an extraordinary range of vintage Vivienne Westwood shirts, shoes, gowns and other items today on 1stDibs.

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Designer: Vivienne Westwood
Vivienne Westwood F/W 1996 Couture Black velvet and satin bow corset
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Milano, IT
- Vivienne Westwood gold label black velvet and satin bow corset - Sold by Skof.Archive - Designed by Vivienne Westwood - Fall-Winter 1996 - Flat Satin bow...
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1990s English Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Black Faux Fur Oversized Cropped Jacket, fw 1993
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
▪ Archival Vivienne Westwood Cropped Faux Fur Jacket ▪ Creative Director: Vivienne Westwood ▪ Fall-Winter 1993 ▪ Crafted from black faux fur ▪ Designed in a cropped, oversized fit ▪ ...
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1990s English Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Corseted Draped Silk Dress, 2012
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
▪ Archival Vivienne Westwood Evening Dress ▪ The Red Carpet Capsule Collection, 2012 ▪ Museum Grade ▪ Made in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebration ▪ A meticulously crafted gown made from silk, featuring an enlarged print of an antique Union Jack...
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2010s English Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood grey corset with Thomas Gainsborough dog print, fw 1992
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
▪ Rare Vivienne Westwood grey corset top ▪ Dog print from a detail of Thomas Gainsborough's - Tristam and Fox c. 1775–85 ▪ Red bow applique ▪ Centre-back ...
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1990s British Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Bustier top
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in New York, NY
Vivienne Westwood bustier in velveteen and wool jersey. This bustier was originally on display at Canada's Museum of Design. There are boning on both ...
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1990s Italian Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Marlene Dietrich Lips Corset F/W 1992
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Norwich, GB
Vintage Vivienne Westwood lip print corset, from the Fall/Winter 1992 'Always on Camera' collection. Blue denim effect, featuring a close up image of the actress Marlene Dietrich. As...
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1990s British Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Milan Red Label Skirt with Max Mara Cotton Top, 1990s
By RED LABEL by VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, Vivienne Westwood
Located in Port Hope, ON
This Vivienne Westwood mini skirt is made of 65% cotton and 35% viscose and is quite plain at the front, but in the usual Westwood style has an interested back slit, and of course the iconic button. The Max Mara top...
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1990s Italian Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood SS 2020 Cocoon Dress Stunning Gown
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Berlin, BE
Vivienne Westwood SS 2020 Dress New, unworn Cut from beautiful flower jacquard fabric, tailored with voluminous elements and frayed gathered seams for a patchwork effect. The cotton...
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2010s Italian Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + Melissa Platform Sandals
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + Melissa Platform Sandals CONDITION: This item is a deadstock ( unworn/new ). SIZE LABEL: 35/36 ( UK 3 )
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2010s Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Circa 2005 Monarchy Print Queens Face Long Sleeve Top
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Sheffield, GB
A Superb Vivienne Westwood Monarchy print, long sleeved top. Circa 2004/05. Crafted from a printed Rayon, depicting the head of the Queen of England, a symbol synonymous with Vivie...
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Early 2000s Italian Vivienne Westwood

1996 Runway Vivienne Westwood MAN Red Velvet Double breasted Blazer Suit Jacket
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Sheffield, GB
Superb vintage Vivienne Westwood scarlet red velvet double breasted Jacket. This remarkable Westwood jacket features the instantly recognisable Gold 'Orb' buttons, a simple yet beau...
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1990s Italian Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Portrait Queen Elizabeth Printed 2014 AW Sweatshirt Pullover
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in PARIS, FR
Vivienne Westwood Man Queen Elizabeth Printed Men's 2014 Crew Black Sweatshirt Pullover Description • Vivienne Westwood Sweatshirt • Black • Graphic Print • Long Sleeve Super rate E...
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2010s French Vivienne Westwood

1998 Vivienne Westwood runway coat
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in CAPELLE AAN DEN IJSSEL, ZH
This exquisite coat, crafted from rose floral canvas and adorned with distressed fringe, is a standout piece from Vivienne Westwood's Spring 1998 "Tied to the Mast" collection. The c...
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1990s Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood F/W 1992 Plum velvet ‘Bettina’ peplum jacket
By RED LABEL by VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, Vivienne Westwood
Located in Milano, IT
- Vivienne Westwood plum velvet peplum jacket - Sold by Skof.Archive - Fall-Winter 1992 - Fitted to the body - Draped pocket detail - Rounded edge - Tailored three button jacket ...
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1990s English Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood 'Tied To The Mast' Stripe Corset S/S 1998
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Norwich, GB
Vivienne Westwood couture Spring/Summer 1998 'Tied To The Mast' collection corset, in red and green striped silk. Draped neckline and internal boning. Condition Good. Some small mar...
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1990s British Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Corset F/W 1995
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Norwich, GB
Vivienne Westwood silk purple corset from the Fall/Winter 1995 Vive la Cocotte collection. As seen on the runway, where it was styled over a jacket. Features large collar lapels and ...
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1990s British Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Denim High-Waisted Detachable Overalls (2000s)
By ANGLOMANIA by VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, Vivienne Westwood
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Anglomania Denim and Squiggle Print High-Waisted Detachable Overalls Circa late 2000s Blue/Yellow/Black Squiggle print lining Detachable overall straps; convert into high-waisted je...
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Early 2000s Italian Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood 1990's Velvet Skirt Suit
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Vivienne Westwood Velvet Skirt Suit Circa 1990's. Gorgeous black velvet double breasted jacket adorned with iconic logo buttons and matching mini skirt with hidden back zippe...
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1990s Vivienne Westwood

1988 VIVIENNE WESTWOOD 'Time machine' Runway Black Velvet Corset Jacket
By Vivienne Westwood Gold Label, Vivienne Westwood
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare, jet-black, velvet jacket with corset and portrait collar designed by Vivienne Westwood dating to her fall 1988 'Time Machine' collection exactly as seen on the runway. ...
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1990s British Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood A/W 1999 - 2000 'Showroom' Collection Hooded Pointy Tit Dress
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Sheffield, GB
A Rare and Iconic Hooded dress from Vivienne Westwoods Fall/Winter 1999- 2000 Runway Collection 'Showroom'. This Charcoal & Stone Grey Jersey Dress features a bias-cut knee length ...
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1990s Italian Vivienne Westwood

A/W 1991 Vivienne Westwood 'Dressing Up' Pink and Green Striped Corset
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in North Hollywood, CA
A/W 1991 Vivienne Westwood 'Dressing Up' Collection pink and green striped corset. Sleeveless 18th-Century inspired pink corset with green stripe pattern throughout. Stretch side pan...
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1990s Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Grey Strapless Gown- '10s
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Milano, IT
Elevate the glamour quotient with this Vivienne Westwood Grey Column Gown which showcases a middle slit and a knot around the stitch column. The strapless dress can be tightened with...
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2010s Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Dress - Multi Striped Stretch Knit
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in KENT, GB
Product Details: Vivienne Westwood Dress - Multi Striped Stretch Knit - Embroidered ‘Orb’ Logo / Front Dress - Short Sleeves - Round Scooped Neck Detail Label: Vivienne Westwood Siz...
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2010s British Vivienne Westwood

A/W 1994 Vivienne Westwood Peach Knit Top and Hat Set
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in North Hollywood, CA
A/W 1994 Vivienne Westwood 'On Liberty' Collection peach knit top and hat set. Openwork crochet knit silk-cotton top with elbow-length sleeves and ruffle trim neckline pairs with mat...
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1990s Vivienne Westwood

2000S Vivienne Westwood Silk Charmeuse Dress
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in New York, NY
2000S Vivienne Westwood Silk Charmeuse Dress
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Early 2000s Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Metal Camera Bag
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
BEautiful camera bag by Vivienne Westwood Leather Metal green color VW Logo Zip closure External zip pocket Can be carried by hand or crossbody Internal pocket Cm 20 x 16 x 6 (7,8 x ...
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2010s Italian Vivienne Westwood

A/W 1989 Vivienne Westwood runway black velvet corset bustier corsage top
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Padova, IT
Rare and iconic Vivienne Westwood velvet bustier from 1989, white label. size UK10, IT42, US8 great conditions, unnoticeable repairs on the...
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1980s English Vivienne Westwood

Vintage F/W 1991 Velvet Co-ord
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
We are excited to present this Vivienne Westwood Fall Winter 1991 black velvet co-ord set. The jacket features a sultry black velvet body, rounded shoulders, classic orb metal logo b...
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1990s European Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Vintage Waistcoat - '90s
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Milano, IT
The fitted waistcoat by Vivienne Westwood is a rare vintage piece which was made in England. The vest features gold tone logo buttons and a pointed tip. The elongated collar accentua...
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1990s European Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Beige Logo Polo Shirt Size L
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Verygood. Minimal wear to the shirt is evident. Small marks on the top rear interior and the left collar. Loose thread to the front hardware and a small hole near the le...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Grey Gradient Print Knit Skirt Size M
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Very good. Hardly any visible wear to skirt is evident on this used Vivienne Westwood Anglomania designer resale item. Details Grey Synthetic Knit skir...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Orb Print Denim Cut Out Foam Skirt Size M
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Never worn, with tags. No visible wear to skirt is evident on this new Vivienne Westwood designer resale item. Details Model: Cut Out Foam Skirt Multicolo...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood F/W 2012 Runway Blue Tartan Two Piece Co-ord
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
Brand: Vivienne Westwood Size: UK 6 Color: Multi Tag Size: IT 40 Modern Size: UK: 6, US: 2, EU: 34 Fabric: Virgin wool, Viscose lining Year / Season: F/W 2012 Authenticity Guaranteed...
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2010s British Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood - Smiley Zip Pouch / Bag - Embroidered Detailing - NEW
By Anglomania Vivienne Westwood, Vivienne Westwood
Located in KENT, GB
Product Details: Vivienne Westwood - Smiley Zip Pouch / Bag- Embroidered ‘Smiley Face’ & ‘Orb Logo’ Front Detailing - Zip Closure Label: Vivienne Westwood - Anglomania Fabric Conten...
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2010s British Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood SS 2021 BAT COAT Satin Jacket Oversize Damatic
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Berlin, BE
Vivienne Westwood BAT COAT, SS 2021 Collection Stunning dramatic long jacket/coat in rose gold/copper silky satin. Fabulous typical Vivienne Westwood asymmetrical...
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2010s Italian Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Spring 1994 “Cafe Society” Runway Leopard Jeans & T Shirt Set
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Hertfordshire, GB
Vintage Vivienne Westwood Spring 1994 “Cafe Society” collection - t shirt seen on the runway, many other leopard print pieces also seen on the runway  Leopard print t shirt and jean...
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1990s Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood c.1996 MacAndreas Tartan Bondage Pants Trousers
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Hertfordshire, GB
Vintage Vivienne Westwood c. 1996 Menswear however small size so also suitable for women MacAndreas tartan bondage pants Two sets of zips on back of legs  Removable strap between t...
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1990s Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Blue "Rachel" Small Shopper
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
BEautiful camera bag by Vivienne Westwood Leather Metal green color VW Logo Zip closure External zip pocket Can be carried by hand or crossbody Internal pocket Cm 20 x 16 x 6 (7,8 x ...
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2010s Italian Vivienne Westwood

Vintage S/S 1991 Pinstripe grey Suit
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
Vivienne Westwood Vintage S/S 1991 Pinstripe grey Suit. Features single breast, grey piping along lapel, 4 pockets on front, slim fit with zipper along the c...
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1990s English Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Vintage F/W 1992 Faux Fur Gorilla Jacket
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
We are excited to present this rare Vintage Vivienne Westwood Fall Winter 1992 jacket, from the ‘Always on Camera’ collection. Features scoop neckline, pockets and button closure. In...
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1990s British Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Nude Satin, Black Lace and Velvet Corset and Skirt, FW 1996
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
▪ Brand: Vivienne Westwood Gold Label ▪ Creative Director: Vivienne Westwood ▪ Collection: Fall-Winter 1996 ▪ Fabric: Black Lace, Nude Satin ▪ Details: One-shoulder corset top adorn...
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1990s English Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Opened Sleeves Cherry Red Mini dress
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in GOUVIEUX, FR
By Vivienne Westwood - Mini dress featuring draped detailing, square neckline and open puff sleeves. Size Fits XS, S Tag label top S Colors : Red Content : 100% viscose Condition : 9/10 Like new Made in Italy...
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Early 2000s Italian Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood white label bridal Corset Wedding Dress Bridal Corset Dress
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Berlin, DE
Vivienne Westwood Red Label Cream White Lace Corset dress Iconic Westwood boned inner. Creamy Fleck cotton body with cotton lace detailing perfect for a wedding dress too Tag size...
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2010s Vivienne Westwood

Platform heels 1993 Vivienne Westwood gingham
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in CAPELLE AAN DEN IJSSEL, ZH
platform heels 1993 Vivienne Westwood. Vivienne Westwood, the renowned British fashion designer, is credited with popularizing elevated heels in the early 1990s. These heels were ch...
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1990s Vivienne Westwood

Rare Vivienne Westwood FW1993 Archival Tartan Suit Red Label 90s
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Berlin, BE
Vivienne Westwood Holy Grail Museum worthy piece of Fashion History Extremely rare Vivienne Westwood FW1993 Suit! The signature look of this legendary Collection! Stunning three pie...
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1990s Italian Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood F/W 1988/89 ‘Time Machine’ Green striped Armour jacket
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Milano, IT
- Rare Vintage Vivienne Westwood green striped Armour Jacket - Sold by Skof.Archive - Fall-Winter 1988/89 ‘Time Machine’ Collection - Tailored waistcoat-cut main body with two lin...
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1980s English Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Glitter Printed Sheer Cotton Mesh Evening Dress, fw 1992
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
▪ Archival Vivienne Westwood Evening Dress ▪ Fall-Winter 1992 ▪ Crafted from a sheer stretch cotton mesh ▪ Features a glitter-printed 17th-century tape lace motif, designed to evoke ...
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1990s English Vivienne Westwood

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Anglomania burgundy plaid pinched waist harem pants FR38 S
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Hong Kong, NT
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Anglomania burgundy grey plaid pinched waist harem pants FR38 S Reference: JACG/A00103 Brand: Vivienne Westwood Designer: Vivienne Westwood Collection: Anglomania M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Black Croc Embossed Chancery Heart Handbag
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Color: Black Material: croc embossed leather Includes should strap and dust bag. Condition: Excellent. Bag is pristine. Made in England Measurements~ Height 9” Length 5.11” Depth 3....
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21st Century and Contemporary English Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood - Heart Crossbody Bag - Gold Leopard Jacquard - NEW With Tags
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in KENT, GB
Product Details: Vivienne Westwood - Gold Leopard Jacquard Heart Crossbody Bag - Adjustable / Removable Brass Strap - Vegan - NEW With Tags - Spacious Interior - Satin ‘Orb’ Print In...
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2010s British Vivienne Westwood

Vintage S/S 1994 Striped Skirt
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
Rare S/S 1994 Vivienne Westwood Striped Skirt. Features gold label tag, asymmetric hem and multicoloured print. In excellent condition. Brand: Vivienne Westwood Size: UK 8 Color: Mu...
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1990s English Vivienne Westwood

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Size S Orange Blue Contrast Trim Sweatpants Casual Pants
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in San Francisco, CA
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD sweatpants comes in a orange french terry knit material featuring stripped blue and red woven fabric accents, a drawstring waistband and a button closure. Very Good...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Navy Pinstripe Knee Length Skirt Size XL
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
CONDITION is Very good. Hardly any visible wear to skirt is evident on this used Vivienne Westwood Anglomania designer resale item. Details Navy Polyester Pencil sk...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Vivienne Westwood

A/W 1992 Vivienne Westwood Faux Fur Leopard Print Coat and Glove Set
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in North Hollywood, CA
A/W 1992 Vivienne Westwood 'Always on Camera' Collection faux fur red and beige leopard print coat and glove set. Midi length long sleeve faux fur double-breasted coat with large lapels and pockets at hips pairs with matching faux fur gloves...
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1990s Vivienne Westwood

Vintage F/W 1992 ‘Always On Camera’ Lace Print Denim Mini Skirt
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
Vintage Vivienne Westwood Fall Winter 1992 denim mini skirt, from the ‘Always On Camera’ collection. Features iconic lace print, waistline pleating and darting to create an a-line fi...
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1990s European Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Nana Black Croc Embossed Grace Backpack
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Color: Black Material: croc embossed leather Comes with: Dust bag Condition: Excellent. Bag is pristine. Made in England Measurements~ Height 9” Width 9.5” Depth 4”
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21st Century and Contemporary English Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood Diamante Crystal Rhinestone Silver Orb Horn Tiara
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Jersey City, NJ
The Vivienne Westwood horn tiara is an iconic accessory first showcased in the Vivienne Westwood Autumn/Winter 2004-2005 'Exhibition' collection. A favorite...
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Early 2000s British Vivienne Westwood

Iconic Tartan skirt-suit with " faux-cul" on the skirt Vivienne Westwood
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Iconic Tartan skirt-suit with " faux-cul" on the skirt . Main fabric: 100% wool. Velvet collar. Lining: 54% acetate, 46% rayon. Branded button and buttonhole closure. Pocket on bot...
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Early 2000s Italian Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood fashion for sale on 1stDibs.

Find an extraordinary range of authentic Vivienne Westwood fashion available on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red, blue, purple and other tones. Most of the items here were designed during the 20th Century, but you can find examples that were created as recently as the 21st Century and Contemporary. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Ossie Clark, Jean Muir, and Vivienne Westwood Gold Label appealing. On 1stDibs, find haute couture, vintage and designer Vivienne Westwood fashion from top boutiques around the world. Vivienne Westwood fashion prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $110 and tops out at $46,230, while the average work can sell for $3,870.
Questions About Vivienne Westwood
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 29, 2024
    Many shops sell Vivienne Westwood jewelry. The iconic brand’s necklaces, rings, bracelets and other accessories are available for purchase in its boutiques, which can be found in London, Los Angeles, Beijing, Milan and elsewhere.

    Vivienne Westwood jewelry is also available from the brand’s retail partners, including at department stores in the United States such as Nordstrom. For information on the physical store locations, consult the brand’s official website.

    Vintage Vivienne Westwood jewelry is available for purchase through multiple e-commerce platforms, including 1stDibs, which has a team of industry experts working to thoroughly evaluate all sellers and makers, so that its listings are high quality and offered by experienced professionals.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Vivienne Westwood and Burberry collaboration was released in 2018 and was only a limited edition collection. To buy the pieces, you could try any luxury fashion resale or consignment boutique. You can also find vintage and contemporary Vivienne Westwood bags, clothing and shoes from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 20, 2024
    Where Vivienne Westwood products are made varies. Per the official Vivienne Westwood website, three-quarters of the global fashion brand’s manufacturing and sourcing is managed through a hub in Milan, Italy. Twenty-five percent of the company’s supply chain is managed through its headquarters in London.

    The majority of the suppliers managed through Vivienne Westwood’s hub in Milan are located in Italy, followed by Turkey, Portugal, Tunisia and Kenya. The suppliers managed through the brand’s London hub are located in Thailand and the UK, with one manufacturer located in Hong Kong.

    The company’s Made in Kenya collections have been supported by Artisan Fashion, an organization that manages relationships between clients and community groups of artisans in Kenya by way of a production hub in Nairobi.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 20, 2024
    Vivienne Westwood was a pioneering British fashion designer and activist.

    Dubbed “the undisputed Queen of British fashion” by musician Boy George, the acclaimed late designer bridged the gap between music and fashion in a manner that has reverberated for decades. Today, her namesake label is beloved for its long history of imaginative, unique designs.

    Many celebrities sport Vivienne Westwood pieces. Among them are Kim Kardashian, Thandiwe Newton, Salma Hayek, Gigi Hadid, Kate Hudson and Halsey. In recent years, social media influencers have introduced the luxury brand to a new generation of fashionistas.

    Westwood was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1992 and was made a Dame in 2006. The award-winning designer died in 2022.

    On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Vivienne Westwood apparel and accessories.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Vivienne Westwood was born in Tintwistle and when she was 17, moved to Harrow in the country of Middlesex. After her first marriage ended, she moved to Balham and opened a boutique in London. For many years she lived in a flat in Clapham, until 2000 when her second husband convinced her to move to a Clapham house that once belonged to Captain Cook’s mother. You’ll find a large collection of Vivienne Westwood from many of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 20, 2024
    Vivienne Westwood was made a Dame in 2006. The pioneering fashion designer was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1992. Shop vintage Vivienne Westwood clothing and accessories from some of the top boutiques around the world on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 20, 2024
    The Vivienne Westwood brand is strongly committed to sustainable practices. There is an extensive section on the brand’s official website that outlines the various and wide-ranging efforts that the company has made over the years to support sustainable business practices. These efforts include how the brand sources materials, how its products are packaged, which materials are used in the production of its apparel and accessories, where its manufacturing takes place, and more. Find Vivienne Westwood bags, clothing and shoes from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 2, 2024
    The Vivienne Westwood font is believed to be custom-made and is protected by copyright and all other intellectual property rights by Vivienne Westwood Ltd. Online resources suggest that the elegant font, which refers here to the wordmark that appears below the brand’s “Orb” logo, shares common ground with a stylish and decorative Art Nouveau-inflected font called Raphael Regular that is published by Monotype Imaging Inc.

    Art Nouveau, with its wealth of sinuous lines and organic curves, developed in the decorative arts in France and Britain in the early 1880s and quickly became a dominant aesthetic style in Western Europe and the United States. Whether or not the Vivienne Westwood font looks like the Monotype font, it definitely reflects the influence of Art Nouveau design and the celebrated poster advertisements of the era.

    Dubbed “the undisputed Queen of British fashion” by musician Boy George, the acclaimed late British designer Vivienne Westwood bridged the gap between music and fashion in a manner that has reverberated for decades. Today, the label is beloved for its long history of imaginative, unique designs.

    Find an extraordinary range of vintage Vivienne Westwood shirtsshoesgowns and other items today on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To tell if a Vivienne Westwood bag is real, check for the plate. Each bag will feature a plate with an inscription of the brand. Look to see that the plate features crisp and evenly spaced lettering. Continue examining the bag to look for any stitching flaws or asymmetrical details. A true Vivienne Westwood bag will be flawless. Always purchase Vivienne Westwood bags from a reputable seller to ensure authenticity. Shop a large collection of Vivienne Westwood bags from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes and no. Vivienne Westwood has a collection of handbags that are made of genuine leather and produced in Italy. The brand also has a collection of ethical handbags that are not made of animal products and these bags are produced in South Africa. Shop a collection of vintage and new Vivienne Westwood bags, clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Mini Melissa shoe is made by the company Grendene and is considered a pioneer in the design and development of high-end plastic footwear. The designs that this brand is getting recognized are made in collaboration with some top luxury brand names, including Vivienne Westwood. But the Vivienne Westwood brand does not own the Mini Melissa and it is not the only brand contributing design ideas. Shop a collection of vintage and new Vivienne Westwood shoes from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To ensure the authenticity of your Vivienne Westwood T-shirt, check that the brand tag is an off-white embroidered tag stitched to the garment on the top left and top right corners. The logo and name also appear on the care instructions tag. Be sure to also check that any graphic is printed crisp and clean and that the hem is evenly double-stitched. You can also find expertly vetted vintage and contemporary Vivienne Westwood bags, clothing and shoes from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Many Vivienne Westwood bags are made in Italy. That information is noted on a plate within the bag, which is one way to authenticate a Vivienne Westwood bag. However, in 2014 the brand introduced a line of ethical bags that do not contain leather. These bags are made in South Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. Shop a collection of vintage and new Vivienne Westwood bags, clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Vivienne Westwood is a British fashion designer who entered the scene in 1971 and quickly grew in popularity. She is known for being outspoken, edgy and unconventional. Her designs and cutting-edge style in the 1970s shaped the look of the punk rock movement, taking runway and streetwear fashion in a different direction. You’ll find a large collection of Vivienne Westwood from many of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Vivienne Westwood’s style has been described as punk, new wave, new romantic and more. She was the embodiment of the punk fashion movement in the 1970s, inspiring the likes of the Sex Pistols. You can find vintage and contemporary Vivienne Westwood bags, clothing and shoes from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 1, 2024
    To change the battery in a Vivienne Westwood watch, you will need to safely and carefully remove the watch case back. Servicing any kind of wristwatch is a complicated task if you are not a jewelry professional. To avoid potentially damaging your luxury timepiece and to ensure it is properly resealed after it is serviced, experts recommend that you consult a watchmaker or jeweler to replace your watch battery. 

    (Additionally, if you’ve purchased your Vivienne Westwood watch directly from the company, the care instructions provided with your timepiece likely include a discussion of a “two-year guarantee against any defects in workmanship from the date of purchase.” The company’s guarantee will be deemed “void if the product has been taken apart or repaired by anyone other than one of the authorized service centres.”) 

    Audacious British fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood initially began her career in jewelry, creating necklaces, brooches and other accessories in the early 1960s. Decades later, long after she found herself dressing the Sex Pistols and bridging the gap between music and fashion in a manner that has reverberated throughout the industry for years, Westwood gained recognition for her venturesome work with pearls, upending the legacy of an object that has been synonymous with ladylike elegance since the Tudor period. 

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  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    No, the Vivienne Westwood logo is not a cross. However, there is a cross motif included in the logo design. The British designer had both tradition and innovation in mind when she created the logo for her pioneering fashion brand in the mid-1980s. For what became known as “the Orb,” Westwood drew on prominent symbols associated with the British monarchy, such as the orb from the Crown Jewels (the past) as well as images from outer space (the future). On 1stDibs, explore a range of Vivienne Westwood apparel and accessories.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Your Vivienne Westwood rubber shoes will come with care instructions that will detail how to care for your high-fashion footwear. Be sure to follow the instructions to help prolong your footwear’s life. You can find vintage and contemporary Vivienne Westwood bags, clothing and shoes from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To open your Vivienne Westwood watch, you need a special watch tool to take the case back off. To avoid potentially damaging your luxury timepiece, a professional watchmaker can make any fixes you need. On 1stDibs, you can find vintage and contemporary Vivienne Westwood designs from some of the top boutiques around the world.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Herald Group subsidiary Zeon Limited is responsible for manufacturing, marketing and distributing watches under the Vivienne Westwood brand. This agreement began in 2011 when the brand rolled out its watch line. Zeon Limited manufactures watches for many different brands. It is the UK’s largest distributor and importer of timepieces. Shop a collection of vintage and new Vivienne Westwood bags, clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.

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