Corré, Joseph

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Corré, Joseph Gender: M
Joseph Ferdinand Corré
born on 30 November 1967 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 07°50' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 24°52 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 10°12'


British businessman, who co-founded Agent Provocateur in 1994, and social activist. Corré is the son of British fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood and fashion and music business maverick – as one time manager of the Sex Pistols – Malcolm McLaren.

Corré met Serena Rees, now his ex-wife and former business partner, in 1992 at a night club. The couple has one child, a daughter. They divorced in 2007.

Agent Provocateur was established in 1994 after Rees grew tired of seeing drab undergarments, and the couple opened a shop in which they originally sold other designers' pieces. Corré had no desire to design lingerie but, after not finding enough of the type they wished to sell, decided to create their own lingerie line. Since then, the company has expanded to 30 stores in 14 countries. Following Corré and Rees' divorce, Agent Provocateur was purchased by the private equity house 3i for £60m.

In June 2007, Corré was awarded the MBE for his services to the fashion industry in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. He rejected the honour in protest of outgoing Prime Minister Tony Blair's actions regarding Iraq.

On 26 November 2016, in London, on the 40th anniversary of the release of the Sex Pistol's debut single "Anarchy in the UK," Corré burned millions of pounds of punk memorabilia as a public protest against punk's appropriation by the mainstream. He was accompanied by Westwood during the protest.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 1992 (Serena Rees)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities June 1997 (Birth of daughter, Cora Honeysuckle Corré)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 2007 (Serena Rees)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Vivienne Westwood" by Ian Kelly and Vivienne Westwood (Picador, 2014): "Joe was born on 30 November 1967 and given the names Joseph Ferdinand, after the Velázquez Fernando de Valdés y Llanos (King of Portugal) in the National Gallery, and the Portuguese surname Corré in honour of the greatgrandmother who had sent money for his abortion;" and quotes from "Vivienne Westwood: An Unfashionable Life" by Jane Mulvagh (HarperCollins UK, 2013): "Finally, she was summoned to the hospital in Streatham to be induced and, after an intense, short labour, her second son was born at teatime on 30 November 1967." Full name and place from England and Wales Birth Registration Index. According to Wikipedia, "In the North of England, North and South Wales, the English Midlands, Scotland and in rural and working class areas of Ireland, people traditionally call their midday meal dinner and their evening meal tea (served around 6 pm)" [1].


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Lingerie business)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service (MBE)