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Fashion: Stephen Sprouse

a look a back at the American Punk legend

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“Stephen was a lot like the musicians he inspired and was inspired by.  His fashion pieces were his songs, each collection was an album; his work was the soundtrack to our lives.”

Michael Schmidt


With the Metropolitan Museum of Arts retrospective Punk: Chaos to Couture being one of the must-see events this summer I was inspired to write about one the most talented American fashion designers of the movement.

When I think of punk I envision The Mudd Club NYC, Vivienne Westwood, The Sex Pistols, The Dead Kennedys, Blondie, my good friend and super talented jewelry and fashion designer Michael Schmidt, and of course punk legend Stephen Sprouse.

He is a designer we haven’t heard much about since his passing in 2004, but now with the amazing book by Mauricio and Roger Padilha of Mao PR titled ‘The Stephen Sprouse Book‘ his career is once again garnering attention.   I highly recommend it.

Sprouse brought us neon colors like no one else.  He did the skinny suit before Helmut Lang – and made graffiti, safety pins and camouflage prints high fashion.

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