Who Are Some Punk Fashion Icons?


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Punk fashion icons include Joey Ramone, Sid Vicious and Joan Jett. Fashions and styles that originated within the punk subculture have been commercialized by established designers including Vivienne Westwood and Jean Paul Gaultier.

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Punk rock music was a rejection of mainstream music and culture that first grew popular during the 1970s. Iconic music groups such as the Ramones and the Sex Pistols helped popularize the fashions and style that the music helped inspire. By the 1980s, the American punk subculture had evolved into a more utilitarian anti-fashion, although established elements of punk fashion never fully faded away. Offshoots of punk fashion and music include ska punk, skate punk and street punk.

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