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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 23 June 2018

Bizarre beauty tips: 'Don't bathe more than once a week' says Vivienne Westwood

The British designer has spoken out against the world's depleting water supplies, but surely a water-saving shower filter might do the trick? 

British designer Vivienne Westwood with her husband Andreas Kronthaler at the end of her spring/summer 2018 show during Paris Fashion Week. Charles Platiau / Reuters
British designer Vivienne Westwood with her husband Andreas Kronthaler at the end of her spring/summer 2018 show during Paris Fashion Week. Charles Platiau / Reuters

Flamboyant British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood revealed the secret of her eternal youth: only taking a bath once a week.

The 76-year-old queen of punk fashion let the statement slip after watching her husband Andreas Kronthaler's spectacularly idiosyncratic show during Paris Fashion Week.

Asked by reporters how she managed to look so young, Westwood smiled and said: "Don't wash too much."

"She only takes a bath every week. That's why she looks so radiant," added Kronthaler, whom Westwood has described as "the world's greatest designer".

Let's hope this Vivienne Westwood model had access to water post the Paris show. Reuters
Let's hope this Vivienne Westwood model had access to water post the Paris show. Reuters

"I only wash once a month," joked the Austrian-born creator, who is 25 years Westwood's junior.

Westwood is also an environmentalist and a vegetarian, who has campaigned against the meat trade depleting water supplies.

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