PAUL GORMAN first met Malcolm McLaren in 1975. Subsequently they encountered each other in Los Angeles when both were engaged in the film business and later in London in the 90s. They firmed up their friendship when McLaren contributed to Gorman's 2001 style bible The Look and remained in regular contact until McLaren's death in 2010.
Gorman is a writer specialising in visual culture. His books include Straight with Boy George; The Look: Adventures In Rock & Pop Fashion (foreword McLaren; introduction Sir Paul Smith); Reasons To Be Cheerful (foreword Peter Saville; introduction Billy Bragg); and Legacy:The Story Of The Face.