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Andrew Bolton is Curator at The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Richard Hell was a founding member of Television in 1974, departing before the band recorded; the Heartbreakers in 1975, ditto; and Richard Hell and the Voidoids (1976- 84). Since abandoning music in 1984, he has published the novels Go Now (1996) and Godlike (2005) and the collection Hot and Cold (2001). His autobiography, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp, was released in 2013. After fronting the Sex Pistols, John Lydon formed Public Image Ltd in 1978. Outside of PiL he has released several solo records and collaborations. He also brings quality TV to the masses. Jon Savage is a writer, broadcaster, and filmmaker who lives in North Wales. His books include England's Dreaming and Teenage. His films include the award-winning documentary Joy Division and the forthcoming Teenage.

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"at once enlightening and fascinating." -Women's Wear Daily * Women's Wear Daily *
"This striking catalogue, published to accompany the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute show of the same name, claims that "no other countercultural movement has had a greater or more enduring influence on high fashion." Curator Bolton (Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty) defines punk as the "questioning of traditional representations. . . through its ethos of do-it-yourself."- Publishers Weekly * Publishers Weekly *

"Curator Andrew Bolton shows great calm and patience in the scope of his research into punk's frenetic effects. His underlying aim is to prove that punk was more than just the cliche of mohicans and bad skin, but was a swirling, chaotic period of great experimentation in style. No linear study, the book offers a wide-ranging overview of the persistence of punk's influence . . . The big coup of the book is its introductory essay by both Richard Hell and John Lydon, he who previously went by the name of Johnny Rotton."-Charlie Porter, V&A Magazine -- Charlie Porter * V&A Magazine *

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