Andreas Kronthaler (fashion designer)

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Andreas Kronthaler (b. 26 January 1966) is an Austrian creative director, design partner. He is the husband of Vivienne Westwood.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Tyrol, Austria.

In 1980 Kronthaler went to art school in Graz, Austria, where he spent five years training to be a jeweler.

During this time, he began to experiment with fashion, making clothes at home to be sold to friends and in local stores.

He studied Industrial Design at the Vienna School of Applied Art and switched to fashion design.


In 1988 Kronthaler met Vivienne Westwood while she was teaching Fashion Design at the Vienna School of Applied Art.[1]

In 1989, Andreas moved to London to work for her firm. Their first joint collection was the Spring-Summer 1991 collection: Cut and Slash. In this collection Kronthaler presented Renaissance-inspired gowns - later named the Sun Wheel dress.

Kronthaler and Westwood married in 1993, continued to develop collections together.[2]

Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood[edit]

While Kronthaler initially was a silent design partner and creative director, in 2016 Westwood acknowledged his commitment and influence on the Gold Label collection over 25 years by renaming the line Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood.[3][4]


  1. ^ Madsen, Anders Christian. "Rendez-Vogue: Andreas Kronthaler". British Vogue. Retrieved 2019-01-18.
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  3. ^ Whitehouse, Matthew. "Andreas Kronthaler: 'When I came to Britain, I was young and very, very sexy'". British GQ. Retrieved 2019-01-18.
  4. ^ "Andreas Kronthaler". The Business of Fashion. Retrieved 2019-01-18.