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[ CatWalk Queen ] - Along with three new biopics of Coco Chanel, it seems that movies based on the lives of fashion designers are all the rage right now. Vivienne Westwood let it slip at the Hay Festival earlier this week that her life will also be soon adapted for the screen. She revealed that when Hollywood producer Brian Grazer came knocking on her door she didn't realise it was to make a film about her.
"I just thought this Brian Grazer was coming to pick my brains for a film on fashion," she told the L.A. Times. "I'm not doing it from an ego point of view, that my life is so important but as a representative of a time that is really true and part of our culture and to show the potential of human beings. That interests me," she added.
Westwood's press office confirmed the project but couldn't reveal any further details.
[ Vogue UK ] - VIVIENNE WESTWOOD has always had a larger than life personality and now her life story is to be adapted for the big screen. The designer let news of the film project slip at the Hay Festival where she proved as provocative as ever this week, swearing on air and making a controversial speech on art. A spokesperson for Westwood confirmed the film was going ahead but said no further details were currently available – though the plot is likely to include Westwood's stormy marriage to pop Svengali Malcolm McLaren (which produced Agent Provocateur's Joe Corre), their involvement with the Sex Pistols and the punk scene and the designer's ascent to fashion sainthood via shops called Sex and World's End. Rumour has it that American producer Brian Grazer, who is best known for "A Beautiful Mind"
and "Apollo 13," is behind the project. Just last week it was announced that two films on the life of Coco Chanel are also in the pipeline – exciting times for cinema-loving fashionistas.
Kirsten Dunst As Vivienne Westwood...?
[ OhNoTheyDidnt || Female First ] - Kirsten Dunst is rumoured to have been offered the role of Vivienne Westwood in a new film about her life according to Hollywood rumours.
The actress is apparently front runner to bag the role according to fashionista but nothing has been confirmed and filming will not start until next year.
The part of Westwood's partner Malcolm McLaren is rumoured to have already been given to Hayden Christiansen.
Vivienne isn't the only fashion designer getting a Hollywood calling it also being reported that Takashi Murakami is being persuaded to make a full length animation by Dreamworks boss Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Murakami is one of the most fashionable artists today. His work with Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton includes handbags decorated with the fashion house’s logo in 33 different—and very bright—colors.
He also inspired the cherry blossom logo that became an international hit for LV about four years ago.
Vivienne Westwood Returns to Her Roots
[ Los Angeles Times || October 25th 2007 ] - Over a 30-plus year career, British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has swung from punk to Madame de Pompadour.
In her collaboration with the Rug Co., she appears to be working her way back to her rebellious roots. After producing plush rugs with romantic florals, she created a flat woven Aubusson Union Jack, a design that proved so popular it launched a line of pillows. The latest additions to the collection include "Mouth," a Pop Art rendering of a woman's lips, and "Westwood," this hand-stitched pins-and-badges needlepoint cushion in wool and silk. At $575, it's a pillow that probably won't be found in UCLA student housing.
Sources: [ CatWalk Queen || Vogue UK || OhNoTheyDidnt || Female First || Los Angeles Times ]