we lost one of rock’s most legendary artists and songwriters, Lou Reed, at the age of 71. From his time as the lead singer of the Velvet Underground from the mid ’60s to the ’70s–the band was managed by Andy Warhol and often performed at The Factory–to his long-running career as a solo artist, Reed’s loyal fan base included some of the music industry’s most influential names, including David Bowie and Patti Smith.
A true pioneer, Reed’s lyrics dared to delve into the dark underbelly of New York City’s art and music scene of the era, including topics that were often considered taboo–like transsexuality and addiction.
Another area in which Reed was a pioneer and rebel was fashion. Reed is leaving behind decades of iconic style that continue to inspire younger generations. Join us as we remember the rock icon with this look back at his signature style……(continued after the jump)
-Click the photo for the full read, via fashionista.com
- 20 Essential Lou Reed Tracks (rollingstone.com)
- Patti Smith eulogizes Lou Reed in New Yorker; Lou leaves everything to his wife, sister & mother (brooklynvegan.com)
- Lou Reed, a Life Well Beyond Velvet Underground (online.wsj.com)
- Obituary: Rock legend Lou Reed (bbc.co.uk)