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Vivienne Westwood writes personal autobiogra​phy

14 Nov 2013

Iconic designer Vivienne Westwood is writing her first authorized

autobiography with the help of friends, family and close co-workers. Ian Kelly, biographer to the stars is helping Westwood put the story of her life to paper in her own voice. '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,' writes Westwood in a press release.

Kelly is excited to work with Westwood and writes: 'Vivienne is much more than what you first see. She is passionately committed to human rights and to eco-politics, but as well as that I am 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 recognizably the Derbyshire primary school teacher who met and fell in love with Malcolm McLaren and changed the world.’ Other close friends who will be contributing their thoughts and lead their words to the memoir are Pamela Anderson, Prince Charles, Naomi Campbell and Bob Geldof.

Westwood is attributed to being one of the main fashion influences to the new punk wave that hit mainstream Britain in the 1970s, and today is known for her unique designs, savvy business skills and activist work. She recently launched a new campaign with beauty brand Lush and continues to fight against climate change. The personal autobiographical novel is set to launch in October 2014.