RIP Malcolm McLaren, Dead at 64

Malcolm Mclaren w Buffalo Gals by Bob Gruen
Malcolm McLaren w/ Buffalo Gals Photo by Bob Gruen

It’s been a rough first half of the year. Malcolm Mclaren died yesterday. He was 64. Though he will undoubtedly be best remembered for his work as manager for UK punk rock act The Sex Pistols (and slightly less for his role as impresario for the red-patent-leather-commie era New York Dolls) his contributions to fashion, music, and popular culture could quite plausibly be described as “immeasurable”. Nearly everything Mclaren touched has influenced the work we do here at Riot Style. To say that Jamie Reid, Vivianne Westwood and Malcolm Mclaren are our style and design forebearers would be an understatement. They brought art to terrible music, and music to terrible art. They brought situationism to the mainstream and the underground to market. We would go so far as to say we ripped them all off… Viva cash. Viva chaos.

As a tribute, Here’s part 1 of a two part video interview SUPREME conducted with Malcolm as a part of their Spring / Summer 09 collection based on the Duck Joint / Buffalo Gals / Duck Rock era work of Mclaren, Keith Haring and the world famous Supreme Team DJ crew.

Let it rock!
Via: Supreme NY

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