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John Varvatos and Mick Rock on rock ‘n’ roll and David Bowie’s enduring style influence

John Varvatos and Mick Rock on rock ‘n’ roll and David Bowie’s enduring style influence

With the occasion of the release of his new book on David Bowie, photographer Mick Rock joined longtime friend and collaborator John Varvatos in London to talk about their rock ‘n’ roll icons and the way they have influenced consumers’ ideas of style and fashion.

“The Rise of David Bowie, 1972-73,” which is published by Taschen, documents Bowie during his Ziggy Stardust period in a portfolio of images ranging from shots of the artist during performances to intimate portraits and snapshots capturing Bowie backstage or during practices.

Rock, who first got acquainted with Bowie’s music by picking up a promotional record from...

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