The granddaughter of SIR Charlie Chaplin is launching an exclusive fashion line dedicated to the legendary movie comedian.

Model Kiera Chaplin plans to debut the new clothes in the Spring (04), and she has already been wearing one of her designs, a shirt with the late actor's name on it.

The 21-year-old, who was born five years after Chaplin's death in 1977, says, "I wanted to do a tribute to my grandfather. He's my number one inspiration. I admire him completely, I'm proud to be his granddaughter.

"The shirt represents the first of the fashion line. It's been a lot of hard work but it's definitely worth it.

"This is my first design. I've been talking to fashion consultants from around the world since the beginning of last year (03).

"I thought a tribute to Charlie Chaplin would be the best way to introduce the Kiera Chaplin line. It's a tribute to him and it's a tribute to all who wear it. It's a great fashion statement because he will never go out of fashion."

29/01/2004 18:16