Gwen Stefani wasn't always the runway designer she is today. Her roots are based on the gritty streets on Anaheim, California where her style was strongly influenced by the punk and ska music she grew up listening to.
Joe Strummer was the frontman of The Clash, who with their updated tailored rockabilly look and cool nature, offered a prettier version to the punk scene. Slim leather jackets, open shirts, and slicked back hair, The Clash and Joe Strummer led the late '70s British punk movement.
Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen:
Despite their tragic ends, Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen helped to define an era of wild living through rock 'n' roll. As the bassist for the Sex Pistol, Vicious helped create some of the iconic music of the period. Yet it's the traumatic love story between him and the late Spungen that many remember today.
In the 1970s, Vivienne Westwood made new wave and punk mainstream when she began selling her eccentric collection of bondage gear, massive platform shoes, and slogan T-shirts in her shop on London's King's Road. She had a huge impact on the image of the punk scene since her store become the unofficial costumer for the Sex Pistols.
Susan Janet Dallion:
Susan Janet Dallion, the front woman of Siouxsie and the Banshees, had a rougher, sexier take on the punk uniform and emitted a sultry, dark femininity with lots of leather, fishnets, and eyeliner to spare.
The Ramones uniform consisted of Converse shoes, skinny ripped jeans, pop culture tees, and most importantly, a leather jacket, always slightly too small. Consistently wearing these similar outfits ensured that The Ramones, particularly Joey Ramone will be forever linked with the clothes they wore, just as much as the music they made. Finishing off the look with a Prince Valiant haircut, Joey Ramone’s
Debbie Harry, most notably of the band Blondie, is a true punk icon. Her look was as varied as it was ground-breaking-- a mixture of thrift store finds and bespoke pieces from fashion designers. From street-wear to elegant evening-wear, leather and heels to tanks and cut-offs. Her style was bold and ecclectic.