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The Look: Adventures in Rock & Pop Fashion
By Paul Gorman
Foreword by Malcolm McLaren
Introduction by Paul Smith

The Look: Adventures in Rock & Pop Fashion

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The Look: Adventures in Rock & Pop Fashion is the definitive account of the combustion that occurs when fantastic style meets great music, The Look takes in hair-raising, breath-taking and never-before-told adventures in fashion and pop from Los Angeles, New York and Memphis to London, Paris and Tokyo.

With contributions by designers, tailors, retailers, stylists and performers who have created iconic imagery from Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, The Who, David Bowie, the Velvet Underground and Jimi Hendrix, to the Sex Pistols, The Clash, Boy George, Madonna, Sean "Diddy" Combes, Andre 300, Alison Goldfrapp, Franz Ferdinand and Gwen Stefani.

With over 300 photographs – many of them never previously published - the exclusive images and interviews include:

  • Dior's Hedi Slimane talks about his muses Pete Doherty and Franz Ferdinand and contributes his own photographs of David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Razorlight and others
  • Photographs of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page’s 60s clothes
  • An interview with Elvis Presley’s tailor Bernard Lansky
    The last interview with the late John Stephen, the King Of Carnaby Street
  • Malcolm McLaren talks about his outrageous punk T-shirt designs
    Dexys Midnight Runners’ leader Kevin Rowland’s essay on “the great lost look” of 1968

About the author

Paul Gorman has written for a wide variety of publications including Evening Standard, the Daily Telegraph and the Radio Times to Garageland, Heat and Mojo. His books are:

  • The Look: Adventures In Rock & Rock Fashion (Adelita 2006)
  • Blood & Fire: The Story Of UB40’s Ali & Robin Campbell with Tim Abbot (Century 2005)
  • Straight with by Boy George (Century 2005).
  • Goldie: Nine Lives (Hodder & Stoughton 2002)
  • In Their Own Write: Adventures In The Music Press (Sanctuary 2001)


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Title Info: The Look: Adventures in Rock & Pop Fashion
Author: Paul Gorman
UK Publication date: May 2006
Format: 240 x 280mm
Extent: 224pp
Colour: Four colour
Binding: Flexi-bound
UK Price: 24.99
Word count: 120,000
Photographs: 300+
Add-on: Limited edition CD UK only
10-digit: 0-9552017-0-5 13-digit: 978-0-9552017-0-7