Peter Nygard mom's life chronicled

From her childhood spent on a remote island in Finland to becoming the matriarch of the Nygard clothing empire.

The inspiring story of Hilkka Nygard’s life can now be read in a new biography called Child of Lamposaari.

Fashion mogul Peter Nygard and his sister Liisa Nygard Johnson say it’s a special tribute to their mother, who died on Jan. 12, 2010, at the age of 87.

“She has a beautiful story to tell, so it’s very important to get our message across,” Peter said.

For two years before her death, Hilkka was very involved in the biography process, meeting regularly with author Linda McIntosh.

The story was originally intended for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but McIntosh said it soon became evident her story was universal.

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