Kate Winslet to Tackle Vivienne Westwood
Tue, 07 Oct 2008 11:13:20
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According to British Vogue, English rose Kate Winslet will portray cutting edge fashion designer Vivienne Westwood in an upcoming biopic. Westwood is a British fashion icon, renowned for her fusion of punk and New Wave aesthetics with a modern, yet classic feel. She is a favorite among celebrities and Hollywood royalty and has made headlines for her political activism. Westwood has campaigned for nuclear disarmament and designed t-shirts bearing the slogan: "I am not a terrorist. Please don't arrest me."
To prepare for the role, Winslet will spend time with Westwood and study her mannerisms. Universal will distribute the film, which is currently untitled.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff