Modelling for us outside in the Kings Rd, shop manager Lise’s friend Kylie, who is visiting the UK from South Africa for Christmas, incited a passer-by to remark ‘Ooh La La’ to her in obvious approval. A fitting title for this post I thought.
A new dress has been reintroduced to the World’s End shop in a limited edition, made from 100% organic unbleached cotton & priced at £75 – The Tits dress.
First designed by Vivienne for the shop ‘Seditionaries’, this dress is the only other piece of clothing that has ever used one of the oldest & best known Westwood prints, the Tits print.
Found & brought back from New Orleans by Malcolm in early 1975 after his stint as manager of the New York Dolls & reproduced for sale in the shop ‘SEX’, the Tits T-shirt was a great success in the early Punk scene.
The origin of the print on a t-shirt had been in America in late 1969 as a novelty item using a now unknown model. You can see Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones wearing one on the cover of the album ‘Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out’ (there is a blinding live version of ‘Midnight Rambler’ on it by the way) photographed in the UK in Feb 1970 & Alice Cooper wore one on stage in the same year