Kerry Taylor sale features punk leader Jordan’s clothes June 23

British model and actress Jordan. Image copyright Simon Barker, used with permission

British model and actress Jordan. Image copyright Simon Barker, used with permission

LONDON – Kerry Taylor Auctions, specialists in vintage fashion, will flash back to Britain in the 1970s, to sell the favorite clothing of Jordan, the high-priestess of punk, on Tuesday, June 23. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.

Although only 5 feet 1 inch tall, Jordan was a giant on the London punk scene. Working in the Westwood/McLaren shop on the King’s road between 1974 and 1982, the model and actress was widely imitated and emulated.

Jordan’s noncompromising personal style – with spiked tinted hair, face painted with lines and color blocks reminiscent of a Picasso portrait, wearing her overtly sexy bondage or fetish gear, made her the living embodiment of punk.

Jordan's favorite is this rare Westwood/McLaren Let It Rock 'Venus' T-shirt, 1975, which she wore often singing with Adam and the Ants and again at Live Aid in 1985, the last time she wore it. Estimate: £6,000–£10,000. Kerry Taylor image

Jordan’s favorite is this rare Westwood/McLaren Let It Rock ‘Venus’ T-shirt, 1975, which she wore often singing with Adam and the Ants and again at Live Aid in 1985, the last time she wore it. Estimate: £6,000–£10,000. Kerry Taylor image

Kerry Taylor’s auction includes Jordan’s most prized garments from those days. They chart her sometimes tempestuous but interesting life in London in the 1970s and early ’80s.

Jordan recalls wearing her Westwood/McLaren SEX Original black leather fetish capelet and leather skirt, 1975, to Andy Warhol's Factory in New York where he took photos of her with some stuffed penguins. Estimate £3,000-£5,000. Kerry Taylor image

Jordan recalls wearing her Westwood/McLaren SEX Original black leather fetish capelet and leather skirt, 1975, to Andy Warhol’s Factory in New York where he took photos of her with some stuffed penguins. Estimate £3,000-£5,000. Kerry Taylor image

Jordan wore the Westwood/McLaren Anarchy shirt on stage at the first ever TV appearance of the Sex Pistols, resulting in a fight with the producers regarding the swastika armband. Estimate: £5,000-£9,000. Kerry Taylor image

Jordan wore the Westwood/McLaren Anarchy shirt on stage at the first ever TV appearance of the Sex Pistols, resulting in a fight with the producers regarding the swastika armband. Estimate: £5,000-£9,000. Kerry Taylor image

For details contact Kerry Taylor Auctions by phone at 44 [0] 20 8676 4600 or email info@kerrytaylorauctions.com

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.