Work on the Kings Road shop World’s End is coming along. It looks now very likely that it will re-open at the end of January.
A lot of you have expressed worries that the shop will be changed but this is not the case. It will just be better.
To illustrate this I will take the example of the photographs which have been hanging in the shop since 1980. Continue reading
First broadcast on London Weekend Television on the 8th April 1990 (Vivienne’s 49th Birthday), Melyvn Bragg introduces a 51 minute documentary about Vivienne Westwood, directed & produced by Gillian Greenwood.
Copied from an old VHS recording & supplied once again by Simon at http://punkpistol-seditionaries.tumblr.com/ this video has a few technical problems in that it tends to jump a bit, normally just when Vivienne or Malcolm are about to make a great revelation to us.
Filmed in the period of the Pagan 5 collection & just before the Portrait collection, there is plenty of footage from the time. Excepts from the Terry Wogan show where the audience & other guests laughed at her designs. A clip from the Dame Edna Everage show where she wears her fig leaf bodysuit & interviews with Malcolm, Jaspen Conran, Peter York & others.
Interesting to see are the staged pieces starring Sara Stockbridge, Suzie Bick & my brother Joe in the black leather armour waistcoat
(I made the illuminating Horns & also the illuminating body harness that Sara wears at the end…Oh,La,La).
There are also clips from the old Nostalgia of Mud shop & the Davies St shop which had only just opened.
There are some other extracts from this documentary on the web if you want to investigate a bit, but not the whole show.
Another video supplied courtesy of Simon-Punk Pistol……& the last of the three he sent me.
This time the video is of the SS83 Punkature collection.
A play on words, the name derives from ‘Punk’ & ‘Couture’….Punkature. Continue reading
As mentioned on the earlier ‘Savages’ post I have two more videos supplied courtesy of Simon http://punkpistol-seditionaries.tumblr.com/archive , here is the second. Continue reading
Another ‘Call to Arms’.
The whole of old London is up for sale. The list of buildings includes Battersea Power Station; tons of public buildings all closed under ‘austerity’ measures, the old warehouse next to our office in Battersea which contains art galleries, the ‘Doodle bar’ where I held my wedding reception & a boxing gym run by Barry McGuigan’s son, Shane. The list goes on. They are all going to be converted into luxury flats & offices, with little cafes & shopping areas. Continue reading
Simon at http://punkpistol-seditionaries.tumblr.com/archive seems to be getting quite useful to me writing the World’s End blog. Here are the images from the front & back of a Seditionaries’ mail order form hand drawn & arranged by Vivienne in the late 70’s which he has recently sent me. Continue reading