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Sonia Rykiel On Malcolm McLaren: “He Was Truly His Own Person”


Among Malcolm McLaren’s many collaborators in his genre-busting career was Sonia Rykiel, who co-wrote and sang on the song “Who the Hell Is Sonia Rykiel?” on McLaren’s 1994 album Paris. “Malcolm was a lovely and wildly creative gentleman…truly his own person. He had the ability to bring you immediately into his exuberant world,” Rykiel wrote to today. “As a big fan of his, I was very flattered and a bit nervous when he asked me to sing on his record. He suggested I write song lyrics, so I arrived in a studio in Saint-Germain-des-Prés one afternoon. We had so much fun and stayed there all night until the song was finished. What a lovely experience it was! Rest in peace, dear friend.”



  1. Valerio says:

    Beautiful written article, he saw his life as an journey, an adventure and he made the best out of it. He was an incurable optimist with big dreams and aspirations. He had the ability to sense future trends. What the article wrote about him and Sonia Rykiel you could also write about many other people who met him and worked with him. Thanks for this article, he shall be missed for ages to come.

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