Karen Elson is set to publish her autobiography in October.
The model/ singer-songwriter took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce the release of her first book, titled The Red Flame.
“To say I’m proud and excited is an understatement!” she wrote in the caption. “Along with pages of iconic imagery from the past 25 years, I wrote my implausible story of a quirky Northern English girl and my tumultuous journey into fashion.”
The book’s cover features an image of a nude yet artfully posed Elson set against a white background. She is depicted twisting a braid of her signature red hair.
The British star was scouted in Manchester, England at age 16 and catapulted to international fame in 1997 when she was snapped by renowned photographer Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia.
Accordingly, Elson has promised to give fans an insight into the various aspects of her career and noted that the book is a “deep-sea dive into my past as a model and I talk about some hard truths along the way”.
Aside from modelling, the 41-year-old has made moves into the music industry, releasing The Ghost Who Walks in 2010 and Double Roses in 2017.
The Red Flame is to be published by Rizzoli Books, and will include images by Craig McDean, Annie Leibovitz, as well as Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. There will be written contributions from Tim Walker and Grace Coddington.
“I am eternally grateful to everyone who sparked the flame and helped bring this book to life. It’s not lost on me at all. The process has been an absolute labour of love,” Elson concluded her post.
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