Who is Derek Westwood? Bio, Age, Ex-Wife, Children, Net Worth

Facts of Derek Westwood

Full Name:Derek Westwood
Country:United Kingdom
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Derek Westwood, an erotica photographer came to the media limelight as the ex-husband of a late British fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood.

What Nationality is Derek Westwood?

Derek Westwood might have entered this world for the first time somewhere in the United Kingdom. According to his picture, he must be in his late 50s.

By nationality, Derek has British citizenship and belongs to the white ethnicity. Moreover, Derek practices the Christianity religion.

Is Derek Westwood married?

Yes, Derek was married once. Derek tied the wedding knot with his longtime girlfriend, Vivienne Westwood. Vivienne was an English fashion designer and businesswoman. In 1961, they met each other for the very first time. After some time they started dating each other and walked down the aisle in the presence of their close ones in 1962.

Caption: Derek Westwood with his ex-wife (Source: British Vogue)

They dated for a year before getting married and she wore her own design. After living as a married couple for four years they got divorced in the year 1966. The main reason behind their divorce is Vivienne was in a relationship with Malcolm.

Who was Vivienne Westwood?

Vivienne was an English fashion designer and businesswoman. She was born on April 8, 1941, in Tintwistle, United Kingdom. Her full name is Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood. She became popular after being largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new-wave fashions into the mainstream.

Caption: Derek Westwood’s ex-wife (Source: ABC News )

She and McLaren’s first fashion collection were shown in Paris and London with the thematic titles Savages (shown late 1981), Buffalo/Nostalgia Of Mud (shown spring 1982), Punkature (established late 1982), Witches (shown early 1983) and Worlds End 1984 (later renamed Hypnos, shown late 1983).

Who did Vivienne Westwood marry after her divorce?

After the divorce from Derek, Vivienne got married two times. In 1967, she got married to Malcolm McLaren. By profession, Malcolm was an English impresario, visual artist, singer, songwriter, musician, clothes designer, and boutique owner. Due to daly fights and abuse they got divorced in 1980.

Caption: Vivienne Westwood with her partner (Source: Sportskeeda)

They only stayed with each other for 13 years. Then, after 13 years she again tied the knot with her partner name Andreas Kronthaler. Andreas is an Austrian designer. In 1993, she and Andreas got married.

Does Derek Westwood have a child with Vivienne?

Yes, Derek and Vivienne welcomed a baby boy during their marriage. They gave birth to a son named Benjamin Westwood in the year 1963. Ben is a photographer of erotica by profession. His son was only 3 years old when he got divorced from Vivienne.

Joseph Corré is the name of Derek’s stepson who was born in 1967. Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne gave birth to Joseph. He works as the founder of the lingerie brand Agent Provocateur.

How much is Derek Westwood’s Net Worth?

Derek might have earned a hefty sum of money from his professional carer as a photographer of Erotica. Every year, he is earning a salary of $100k.

Caption: Derek Westwood’s ex-wife inside her house (Source: Daily Mail )

Likewise, his ex-wife Vivienne Westwood had a net worth of $50 million. This was the outcome of her career as a British designer and businesswoman. Her annual salary was $68k from her career.

How did Derek Westwood’s ex-wife die?

Derek’s ex-wife, Vivienne dies due to illness. Vivienne was 81 years old when she died on 29 December 2022. She breathes with her family for the very last time in Clapham, South London. Her fashion house announced her death by:

“29th December 2022. Vivienne Westwood died today, peacefully and surrounded by her family, in Clapham, South London. The world needs people like Vivienne to make a change for the better.”

Professional Career of Derek Westwood

  • Derek is a photographer of erotica by profession.
  • His ex-wife, Vivienne was a fashion designer and businesswoman.
  • She had launched her own boutiques and started producing two menswear and three women’s wear collections annually as well as bridal clothes, shoes, hosiery, eyewear, scarves, ties, knitwear, cosmetics, and perfumes.
Caption: Derek Westwood with his ex-wife (Source: The Guardian)
  • At the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, her creations were exhibited on April 1, 2004.
  • In 1992, she got an offer to make a design for the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
  • Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) also offered her to make the design in the year 2006.

FAQs of Derek Westwood

Is Vivienne Westwood luxury?

Yes, Vivienne was a luxury. During her lifetime she even became the representative of luxury fashion with punk influences.

Why did Vivienne and Malcolm break up?

Vivienne and Malcolm break up because she suffered from mental and physical violence in her marriage. Malcolm and Vivienne used to hit each other and one day they fought until Vivienne cried and then he left the flat. In an interview, she mentioned that he is a bully and now he is dead she doesn’t mind talking about him in public.

Does Vivienne Westwood believe in God?

Yes, she was a believer in god. Before she was anti-religious then she knew the concept of God and the divine and became religious.