Vivienne Westwood planning autobiography

Fashion legend says: 'The living deserve respect. The dead deserve the truth... this will be my story'Doyenne of British fashion Dame Vivienne Westwood, credited with inventing punk style then bringing it to the catwalk, has sold rights to an autobiography. It will be co-written by Ian Kelly, a writer and actor who played Hermione's father in film versions of the chidren's bestseller Harry Potter.Westwood, 72, said: "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."Kelly's previous books include a biography of Beau Brummell, a Regency figure who revolutionised men's fashion, introducing full-length trousers in the place of knee breeches. His 2008 account of the life of legendary lover, traveller and memoirist Casanova won the Sunday Times biography of the year award.Kelly said that he wanted "to tell the truth" about a "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." The story will be told by Kelly partly through Westwood's own input and partly through contributions from family, friends, and associates including Prince Charles, Jerry Hall, Bob Geldof and Julian Assange.Westwood was born Vivienne Swire in Derbyshire, and moved to London in her late teens. She was married, divorced and was bringing up her... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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