Wednesday, October 8, 2008

STYLE ICON - The Queen of the Punk - Edwige Belmore

    Mathématiques Modernes-Disco Rough album-photo: Pierre et Gilles

    Today, the word: Punk is used without any knowledge of who were 
    the real punk icons of the 70's: Punk today is only a fashion style.
    Rediscover or discover one of them: Edwige Belmore.
    When i see model Agnyness Deyn, i think about only about Edwige.

    "1977. PARIS IS PUNK... 
    The scene explodes, the bands go wild. Edwige throws herself into the fray, 
    briefly joining LUV, the legendary girl group. 
    That same year, she marries Jean Louis Jorge, Dominican filmmaker, 
    She is crowned "Queen of Punks" after appearing on the cover of Façade 
    with Andy Warhol, with whom she makes her first trip to New York. 
    He mentions her in his Diaries, photographs her, takes her to Studio 54 
    and the Mudd Club where she meets the elite of the NY underground: 
    Maripol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, 
    the punk and No Wave groups.

    On Edwige’s return to Paris, Fabrice Aymer offered her 
    the door at the Palace for its opening in '78.
    Edwige was photographed by Helmut Newton, Mondino,
    Pierre and Gilles, among others; 
    she walked the runway for Jean-Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler.

    In 1979, Claude Arto approached her and
     together they formed "Mathématiques Modernes." 
    Their single "Disco Rough" came out in 1980 
    and was NME's "single of the week." 
    Album art was by Pierre & Gilles.


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    Edwige by Maripol

    Edwige Belmore and Maripol- New York 1978

    In the Palace -The famous Parisian Night Club

    Today, Edwige Belmore doesn't work in nightclubs
     anymore and lives happily in Brooklyn.

    About Paris and French Punk in the 70's :

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