Vivienne Westwood pictured after her catwalk show

Vivienne Westwood announces plans to publish her personal memoir


Vivienne Westwood is set to publish her personal memoir, detailing her incredible journey from school teacher to legendary British designer, and political activist.

Picador have announced plans to publish the tell-all book in October 2014, with the fashion pack now waiting on it's arrival with bated breath.

The new book will be part personal memoir, part authorised biography, set to be written by British actor and award-winning writer Ian Kelly.

‘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,’ said Westwood.

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.’

The 72-year-old designer is also thought to welcome contributions from friends like Naomi Campbell, Jerry Hall and Wikipedia founder Julian Assange, who has shared time under the controversial spotlight with Westwood.  Just one part of the fascinating life story we can’t wait to read next year.

By Jessica Bridgeman

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