WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to appear at London Fashion Week

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to appear at London Fashion Week

PanARMENIAN.Net - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reportedly is going to appear at September's London Fashion Week, The Hollywood Reporter said.

The Independent reports that Assange will model for Ben Westwood, son of fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, who will present the latest collection from his namesake line. It is said that the show will take place at Assange's current home, the Ecuadorian Embassy in London; he once described living there as "a bit like prison."

Despite the WikiLeaks founder's political stigma, Westwood explains: "I want to highlight Julian Assange's plight. What happened to him is totally unfair."

Six other models will join Assange, wearing clothes inspired by Clint Eastwood's western films and what the designer calls Assange's "combat-beret look."

As to whether or not Westwood's designer mum approves of the casting, it's probably safe to assume she's all for it, given she's been spotted showing her support in a T-shirt with the words "I'm Julian Assange." Like mother, like son.

 Top stories
The first film, “I Left My Shoes in Istanbul,” closely follows the journey of a Lebanese-Armenian modernist poet.
Over the past two years, “Orphans of the Genocide” has been broadcast on PBS stations nationwide, reaching over 12 million viewers.
The other exhibition, Arshile Gorky and the Collection is at the Foundation’s Modern Art Centre, and runs until May 31, 2015.
Fittingly, Narek Hakhnazaryan performs Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme in this debut tour with the NZSO.
Partner news