Deluxe Issues 1+2 (complete set)

Vivienne Westwood, Peter Blake, Caroline Baker et al


Edition : First / London / H.M. Schneider / 1977/1978 / Softcover. / VG+
4to. both volumes Unpaginated. Printed wraps. Numerous Colour and Black & White plates.

Cult publication Deluxe only ran for 2 issues but came to somehow define british street fashion at the fag end of the seventies. Aside of the Peter Blake/Allen Jones etc. what makes this of interest is the Seditionaries (Vivienne Westwood) presentation by Ku Khanh, which was the first Seditionaries shoot in a magazine and the brilliant ‘Wild on the Side Walk’, shot by Newman and styled by the great Caroline Baker. The other important shoot is the ‘Streetwalking Shocking’ shoot by Norrie Maclaren, and its ace. Plus inside out’, featuring Westwood, Quant etc. (amazing), ‘Wet Dream’ featuring YSL, Bill Gibb, Mr. Fish, and shot in Brighton (also amazing), Brian Eno on strange records, Allen Jones, Man Ray, Suze Randall, Lunch with Quentin Crisp and Arnold Schwartzenegger (yes really), Pasolini, lots of Westwood and some other great shoots by Newman, Baker et al. Such a good magazine, ultra glam (its the seventies), but beginning to foreshadow the street culture later epitomised by the likes of i-D a few years later. A key piece of British fashion history.

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