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[SCARVES] Sir Paul Smith celebrates relaunch of Led Zeppelin albums

To mark the launch of the newly re-mastered versions of the extremely popular nine music albums by the iconic English rock band Led Zeppelin, the British fashion design veteran Sir Paul Smith has created a new collection of scarves.

Measuring 1.5 by 1.5 metres each, the 9-piece line has been inspired from the artwork on the covers of the legendary nine albums, which have been reissued in chronological order after being re-mastered by the group’s producer and lead guitarist Jimmy Page.

Made from luxurious fabrics, the monochromatic themed Led Zeppelin cover image has been replicated using a photographic weaving technique while the bright eight coloured impression of Led Zeppelin II cover has been achieved through the usage of four different yarns.

The psychedelic effect of Led Zeppelin III album cover has been reproduced by combining boucle and merino wool fibres and Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of Holy have been recreated with woven jacquard.

Each of the exclusive scarf designs will include limited 50 pieces only and will be available for sale at London’s Paul Smith store and online at PaulSmith.co.uk from October 23rd, 2014 onwards.

Before his latest music collaboration, the designer had earlier teamed up with the 1980s rock legend synonymous for his quirky fashion choices David Bowie to celebrate his latest album The Next Day. The designed had created a printed T-shirt featuring the album’s artwork.

Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000, the 68-year-old designer Sir Paul Smith is internationally famous for his menswear designs.

Formed in 1968, the Led Zeppelin band members include the guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, drummer John Bonham and bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones. (PB)

From: Fibre2Fashion
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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

March 17, 1969 - A four-song performance is filmed for TV Byen in Denmark (aired on May 19, 1969)
March 21, 1969 - Zeppelin’s debut TV appearance on "How It Is"
March 25, 1969 - Filming session for the Supershow
March xx, 1970 - The band turns down many TV offers worth large sums
March 05, 1971 - Led Zeppelin started a 12-date "Thank You" tour for British fans, appearing at the clubs from their early days and charging the same admission prices as in 1968. The first show was at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland where they played songs from their upcoming fourth album, including the first public performances of Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California and Rock And Roll.
March 12, 1972 - Page and Plant rehearse some songs with the Bombay Orchestra
March 25, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finally release Houses of the Holy after production issues with the album cover
March 28, 1973 - Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "houses of the holy". Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.
March xx, 1974 - The band decide to release a double album due to the amount of left over studio material
March 29, 1975 - Led Zeppelin saw all six of their albums in the US Top 100 chart in the same week, alongside their latest album Physical Graffiti at No.1. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.
March 15, 1975 - Tickets for the Earls Court shows sellout within four hours
March xx, 1976 - Jimmy speaks with reporters mentioning the new album due out called Presence
March 31, 1976 - Presence is released
March 28, 1977 - Zeppelin arrive in Dallas, Texas to rehearse before opening the eleventh tour of the US
March xx, 1978 - Robert and John spend some time hanging around the Midlands
March 26, 1979 - Robert takes lead vocal at a Bad Company gig in Birmingham
March 04, 1980 - John Bonham makes a TV appearance on "Alright Now" with Bill Connolly
March 26, 2006 - Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid.
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