22-year-old BILLION-heiress Petra Ecclestone -- the chick who just bought Candy Spelling's mansion for $85 MILLION -- says she's NOT spoiled ... she's privileged -- and there's a HUGE difference.… READ MORE >
Petra Ecclestone (born 1988) is an Croatian-English fashion designer, the younger daughter of Croatian former Armani model Slavica and "Formula 1 Supremo" Bernie Ecclestone. She has an older sister named Tamara. Ecclestone attended Trevor-Roberts School then Francis Holland School, an all-girls school, in London, England. Growing up, she always wanted to be a fashion designer. She decided to make menswear because it is a "bigger niche" and because "womenswear was too saturated". She contracted viral meningitis at the age of 14, and told the media that it "changed her life forever." She said "I no longer take my health for granted. ... I’m now a health freak and a hypochondriac. I’m obsessed with cleanliness, I eat healthily and take my vitamins." She has since become an "ambassador for the Meningitis Trust." At the age of 19, Eccelstone created menswear label Form, which was sold into retaillers including Harrods from October 2008.