Bruce Oldfield Biography
Bruce Oldfield, OBE is a British fashion designer who specializes in couture occasionwear. Among her famous clients are Sienna Miller, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Diana Ross, Emmanuelle Seigner, Rihanna, Kelly Brook, Taylor Swift, Elizabeth McGovern, Rosamund Pike, Anjelica Huston, Faye Dunaway, Jacqueline Jossa, Melanie Griffith, Charlotte Rampling, Jerry Hall, Joan Collins, Diana, Princess of Wales, Queen Noor of Jordan, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Sophie, Counte
How old is Bruce Oldfield? – Age
He is 72 years old as of 14 July 2022. He was born in 1950 in London, United Kingdom.
Bruce Oldfield Family – Education
Oldfield was raised and educated in the care of Barnardo’s, a children’s charity (his father, whom he never knew, had migrated to Britain from Jamaica). Between the ages of one and thirteen, Oldfield was placed in foster care and raised by a seamstress, who inspired him to design and make clothes. Oldfield moved to West Mount, a Dr Barnardo’s Children’s Home in Ripon, when he was 13 years old. Four years later, Oldfield left West Mount and went to live with a couple in Harrogate.
Oldfield passed the 11-plus exam in 1961 and began attending Spennymoor Grammar School. He attended Ripon Grammar School, Sheffield City College of Education (now Sheffield Hallam University), and Ravensbourne College in London after that. He received critical acclaim after graduating from St. Martin’s School of Art in London in 1973. That year, he staged his first one-man show for Henri Bendel before returning to London to present his debut collection.
Bruce Oldfield Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $14 Million.
Bruce Oldfield Dresses – Career
The Bruce Oldfield label debuted in 1975 with the release of ready-to-wear collections for European and American retailers. He began making couture clothes for individual clients in 1978 and for Diana, Princess of Wales beginning in 1980. He opened his first store in 1984, selling ready-to-wear and couture to an international clientele. He also designed shoes for the couture house Rayne in the 1980s. In 2009, he opened a second location in Beauchamp Place dedicated to weddings, complete with wedding gowns, veils, and bridal accessories.
Oldfield was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1990 for services to the fashion industry, and his autobiography Rootless was published in 2004. He holds Honorary Fellowships from the Royal College of Art, Durham University, and the University of Sheffield, and he served as Governor of The London Institute (1999-2001) and Trustee of the Royal Academy of Arts (2000–02).
Oldfield was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law (Hon DCL) by the University of Northumbria in Newcastle upon Tyne in December 2001, and an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Central England in 2005. He is also a Barnardo’s Vice President.
Couture, bridal, and custom made clothing, as well as complementary accessories, are now available at 27 & 34 Beauchamp Place, London SW3. For 2008, he redesigned the McDonald’s staff uniform. The Countess of Wessex wore Bruce Oldfield to the Royal Wedding in 2011. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, wore a pale powder-blue Bruce Oldfield gown to King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands’ inauguration ceremony in April 2013. He is a Conservative Party supporter.