Malcolm McLaren, impresario, photographed June 1994 in Tokyo. There would have been no Sex Pistols without manager Malcolm McLaren, and the world would have been a much duller place for it. He may not have started the Punk movement but definitely pushed it into the headlines with his fashion and marketing savvy. Though best known as a promoter and manager of bands the New York Dolls and the Sex Pistols, McLaren was a visual artist, performer, musician, clothes designer and boutique owner, notable for combining these activities in an inventive and provocative way. He also managed and kick started UK bands Bow Bow Bow and Adam and the Ants.