A month ago today I went down to Seaford in Sussex to interview a very important lady from the early history of 430 Kings Road. Her name of course is Jordan.
Now breeding Burmese cats & working part time at a veterinary clinic it was great to see her again on a day off.
The last time we had met was at Malcolm McLaren’s funeral in 2010 but I had seen a lot more of her in the 10 years or so that she worked in the shop in the 70’s & early 80’s. You could not miss her! Walking down the Kings Road in fetish latex or in a see through skirt with no knickers, she was the perfect look to have working in the shop (I remember Vivienne telling me of one time when she had chased a shoplifter up the road in her high heels. She got the stuff back).
Extremely influential (her make up inspired David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust period for instance), in this part one of the interview she talks about how she heard of the shop, her moving to London & the flats she lived in, her adventures with latex & about Malcolm McLaren, his artistry & his funeral.
Thank you Jordan!
(part 2 to come soon)