Pretty As A Punk…

The Clash/ Laura Ashley shoot you never knew about... read more

Talk of the AW11 press show was our new black and white Pimlico print adorned with genuine archive snaps of old vintage Laura Ashley shoots (think smock dresses, puff sleeves and petticoats).  A nostalgic tribute to the Laura Ashley legacy yes but take a closer look and you’ll spot rock royalty Mick Jones and Paul Simonon from 70’s punk band The Clash and Viv Albertine (from The Slits)! Laura Ashley’s daughter Jane took the shots along with a couple of her model friends clothed up in the latest Laura Ashley back when she was at art school with the rockers during the burgeoning London punk movement of the late 70’s. Considered a bit too risqué for the 70’s customer they were never used back in the day so we are delighted today’s customer can get a covert eyeful…


Viv Albertine (from The Slits)


Are you surprised at Laura Ashley’s ties to the punk movement? Let us know in the comments below.


loved the wallpaperthe minute i saw the catalogue. is now on my walls looking great. love all things vintage laura ashley. have kept all catalogues.

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