Punk style avatar Jordan Mooney dies aged 66

Ms. Mooney, he said, was a poster child for a generation of disaffected teenagers during the Thatcher’s murky years. She was heroic in a way, a superhuman and quite fantastical creation of her own creation, an amazon to kick out the pale and unkempt Twiggy types who had preceded her to the curb. Ms Mooney said she sees herself as a walking art project and, like her punk sisters, is liberated from the idea that women could be menacing. Punk, anarchic but unisex, was a great leveler.

Ms. Mooney also worked as a manager and stylist for the glam punk band Adam and the Ants. She also often performed with them, howling a song called “Lou,” a critique of Lou Reed she wrote after being let down by one of his shows.

She was the muse of filmmaker Derek Jarman, who memorably appeared in his campfire punk allegory Jubilee (1978), dancing on a tip in a fluffy Swan Lake tutu against a sombre backdrop, in front of a campfire where the Union Jack stood sizzling.

Mr. Jarman filmed her 1981 wedding to Kevin Mooney, who was briefly the bassist for the Ants. She was 26 and Mr. Mooney was 18, and when Ms. Westwood heard the news, she fired her. (The store, which had been renamed Seditionaries by 1976, was by this time known as World’s End.) Marriage, Ms. Westwood found, was a troublesome bourgeois construct, and for Ms. Mooney to embrace the philosophy was an unforgivable transgression of the store and Ms. Westwood’s own beliefs.

The marriage was not a happy one, marked by the couple’s heroin habits — Mr. Mooney once sold her clothes and once threw her kitten against a wall — and Ms. Mooney escaped after two years. She detoxed alone at her parents’ home in Seaford and told them she had the flu. Staying in her hometown, she reinvented herself as a breeder of Burmese cats and veterinary assistant.

In addition to her brother, Ms. Mooney is survived by her sisters Rosalind Jean Craven and Sally Reid, and boyfriend Nick Linazasoro, a music journalist.

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