LET IT ROCK, SEX AND SEDITIONARIES. VIVIENNE WESTWOOD AND MALCOLM MCLAREN BY WAY OF HIROSHI FUJIWARA AND JUN TAKAHASHI. THIS BOOK DOES EXIST!
Jun Takahashi (designer of the Undercover label) and Hiroshi Fujiwara (designer, musician, and the man who brought hip hop to Japan) both collect Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren clothes from the Kings Road store at some point known as Let It Rock, Sex, and Seditionaries. Between them they have one of the best collections of these designs in the world and at some point in the mid 2000s they published a book of the collection. The slipcase for the book is shown above.
Out of the slipcase, the covers are just black. There is no text whatsoever. No ISBN number, no title, no date, no introduction, nothing other than the clothes. This is not our work, but check out thisyoutube tribute.
More favourites and not the infamous Gay Cowboys or Who Killed Bambi designs but a pair of perfect pink chemises. Reminds us of Comme Des Garcons SHIRT. Adorable.
The book is positively explosive. They just got all the clothes they had in a studio; put the t-shirts together, the shirts together, the jackets together and photographed the lot against a plain white background. There are hundreds of pieces. This could be our favourite page: a ten year old naked boy holding a cigarette - what's not to like! See more of the bookhere(it's best link we have ever published). The book is beyond unfindable. We were actually quite surprised to find that existed at all.
Aside from the clothes and the paper itself there are just four digits stamped on the last page (and three of those are zeros!) So after Jun and Hiroshi and maybe Malcolm/Vivienne... that leaves... this copy!
The original punk wardrobe is full of surprises. Plain white trousers with reverse apron skirt - try washing these after a night in the 100 Club! Really, the book is nothing less than a revelation.