Vivienne Westwood has the fashion pack excited with plans to publish her personal memoir. Here's why we can't wait...
Vivienne Westwood has confirmed plans to publish her personal memoir, with a tell-all book set for 2014.
Detailing her extraordinary rise from Derbyshire school teacher to world-renowned fashion designer, the new autobiography is expected to combine her personal memoir with authorised biography.
The 72-year-old designer has been working closely with British actor and award-winning writer Ian Kelly, and says: ‘The living deserve respect. The dead deserve the truth: Ian and I are working together on this and I am excited that this will be my story, the story nobody ever did before.
While Kelly adds that he is ‘keen to tell the truth about a huge-hearted, warm and witty individual, whose face and clothes are known the world over, but who is also recognisably the Derbyshire primary school teacher who met and fell in love with Malcolm McLaren and changed the world.’
Other contributions are expected to come from those closest to the designer, including Naomi Campbell and Jerry Hall. Wikipedia founder Julian Assange will also appear, having hit the headlines with Westwood when she created a T-shirt to encourage support for him during his sexual assault allegations.
The British designer has no shortage of incredible stories to tell, shedding more light on her passionate role as a punk, political and environmental activist.
Vivienne Westwood’s autobiography is scheduled for release in October 2014.
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