New York Style Icon Jimmy Webb Passes Away At 62
Jimmy Webb of Trash and Vaudeville - LegionOfManyBand / Youtube
Fashion icon Jimmy Webb – known for being the manager and buyer from the New York clothing store Trash and Vaudeville, and eventually opened his own shop I NEED MORE – passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 62. This was confirmed by is friend Heart Montalbano, confirming cancer as the cause of death.
Webb dressed rockstars like Iggy Pop, Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, and Duff McKagan while becoming their friends at the same time. With this, messages of condolences and tributes to the fallen fashion icon poured, Debbie Harry being one of them. “We are all going to miss our wonderful friend Jimmy Webb. There goes a lovely unique NYC character. I feel lucky to have known him,” she said in a statement to Rolling Stone.
Sebastian Bach also expressed his grief, saying: “Jimmy Webb was a great friend of mine. I bought every pair of Cuban-heeled boots that I wore from 1987 – 2011 at Trash & Vaudeville from Jimmy. Rest in peace brother, we will miss you. You came from the time of true rock and roll.”
Duff McKagan had this to say about Webb: “The sweetest man and pure punk f*cking rock n roll. Jimmy has SUCH a story, and my family and I feel honored and loved to be a small part of his triumphant tale. We love you Jimmy…we will miss you, brother.”
Webb was an employee at Trash and Vaudeville since 1999 and soon became its manager and buyer. His eye for pop and rock-fitting outfits made him such a huge hit among stars and musicians from genres all over the industry.