Fashion Designer Comes Clean on Her Youthful Glow

Vivienne Westwood reveals she only bathes once a week
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2017 10:15 AM CDT
Updated Oct 7, 2017 5:46 PM CDT
Vivienne Westwood's Beauty Secret: Bathing Just 52 Times a Year
Vivienne Westwood arrives for the Bread & Butter preview in Berlin on June 8, 2017.   (Joerg Carstensen/dpa via AP)

Vivienne Westwood is known for her punk and new-wave style, and now also for her hygiene habits. The Guardian reports the 76-year-old British fashion designer was in Paris over the weekend for Fashion Week, and after her show put together with husband Andreas Kronthaler, Westwood was asked by reporters how she was able to keep looking so youthful. She offered what Vogue calls some "unorthodox advice." "Don't wash too much," she said, with Kronthaler jumping in with some TMI: "She only takes a bath every week. That's why she looks so radiant."

Westwood has previously delved into her hygienic process, revealing that "normally at home I'm not used to the habit of a shower" and that "I just wash my bits and rush out in the morning and more often than not get in the bath after Andreas," per the Independent. The site adds she became a vegetarian partly because she was disgusted by the amount of water the meat industry wastes. At any rate, Westwood has apparently found her soulmate in Kronthaler, 51, who boasted on his own behalf to reporters that "I only wash once a month." (More Vivienne Westwood stories.)

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