A look back at Edwige Belmore, Punk Queen of Paris

Edwige Belmore was a muse and icon, Dress to Kill honours her passing by remebering her work and life

It all started for Edwige in Paris, she was the gatekeeper to one of the most legendary nightclubs in the city; le Palace. Picking and choosing the lucky few who would mix and mingle with the movers and shakers of the fashion and art world, as well as musicians and entertainers.

All the same time Edwige modelled for Jean-Paul Gautier and Thierry Mugler, posed for Helmut Newton and Pierre et Gilles, and sang in a band called  Mathématiques Modernes. She later moved to New York, putting on cabaret shows and organizing club nights. She partied at Sudio 54 with legends like Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger. Dress to Kill had the pleasure of photographing Edwige for one of our issues, and we can truly say that we’re honoured to have worked with the Parisian queen of punk.


Written on: September 24, 2015