Vivienne Westwood, tribute to the father of Punk!

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Malcom Mclaren

Malcom Mclaren, NY 1983

Malcom McLaren is a name that nobody will forget. Thanks to him, England saw the birth of 2 major references in its urban culture : The birth of Punk and Vivienne Westwood.

In deed, Malcom McLaren, the mythic manager of english punk group Sex Pistols, died at the age of 64 after fighting a long term cancer. He was also  the life companion of british fashion Designer Vivienne Westwood.

What can we say ? The man was one of the most influent person in UK in terms of music, fashion and art. His motivation : bring chaos to art, no matter the cost! McLaren was a leading figure in the punk rock scene. As well as the Sex Pistols, the seminal British punk rock band of the 1970s, he managed other acts including the New York Dolls and Bow Wow Wow.

After a huge and courageous fight against cancer, the father of punk closed his eyes last thursday.

Vivienne Westwood, the most punk fashion designer ever, shared his life since the 70’s. Thanks to Malcom, she found the courage to open her mythic shop at 430 King’s Road.
What should we tell him as a last message ? Rest in peace ? God save the Queen ? F*** ! Let’s say a simple, honorable and respectful THANK YOU.
LA

McLaren and Westwood

MMcLaren and VWestwood

MMcLaren and the Sex Pistols

MMcLaren and the Sex Pistols