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Plaque tribute to ‘legendary’ Swinging Sixties style pioneers

Carnaby Street's Lord John shop, run by Warren and David Gold, dressed The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and The Kinks

24 November, 2017 — By Tom Foot

Lauren Gold shows off the plaque at No 43 Carnaby Street

A PLAQUE to menswear pioneers Warren and David Gold was unveiled with fitting glam in Carnaby Street this week.

The Lord John shop, set up by the brothers, sparked a style revolution in the Swinging Sixties. They dressed The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and The Kinks and were at the heart of “all things cool”, according to the event organisers.

Lauren with Shaftesbury’s Brian Bickell, left, and Cllr Robert Davis

Fashion model Lauren Gold, the daughter of Warren, said: “This plaque is in memory of David and Warren Gold, founders of Lord John of Carnaby Street.

“It is a huge honour and deserved tribute to some of the most inspiring and legendary men to come out of the 1960s.”

The Lord John store

Musician Kenney Jones, film editor Terry Rawlings, council deputy leader Robert Davis and the owner of the property, Shaftesbury’s Brian Bickell, were at the event on Tuesday.

Cllr Davis said: “The top acts of the day knew the Gold Brothers’ style was an essential part of their success. Lord John put music fashion on the map, and it is absolutely right that the store stays on the contemporary map of London with its own plaque.”


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