Beautiful Freaks: From Blitz kids to As Seen In BLITZ magazine – Iain R Webb and Princess Julia
Anticipating the V&A’s exhibition ‘From Club to Catwalk’ the spotlight will be on 80s fashion this year. Who better to comment than Bath’s own fashion expert Iain R Webb.
In London at the start of the 1980s, three new style magazines emerged to define an era. It was a time of change: after Punk, before the digital age, and at the dawn of a hedonistic club scene that saw the birth of the New Romantics. On the pages of 'BLITZ', 'The Face' and 'i-D', a new breed of young iconoclasts hoped to inspire revolution.
As 'BLITZ' magazine's fashion editor from 1982-87, Iain R. Webb was at the centre of this world. His images manipulated fashion to explore ideas of transformation, beauty, glamour and sex. The magazine's arresting, subversive fashion pages, and its profiles of disparate designers and creative types, let the imagination run free.
Iain R. Webb has gathered the memories of those involved including
Boy George, Princess Julia, Jasper Conran, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Katharine Hamnett, Marc Jacobs, Stephen Jones, Calvin Klein, Vivienne Westwood, and many, many more.
Style icon, Princess Julia and Iain R Webb who were both key members on the 80's New Romantic club scene, discuss Ian’s new book, As Seen In BLITZ: Fashioning 80’s Style (to be published 27th March 2013) and the decade that gave the world the stylist, the Iron Lady and gender bending.
Princess Julia is a celebrated DJ and contributing editor to i-D and GQ Style. Iain R Webb is an award winning writer (The Times, Vogue, Harpers and Queen, Elle) and Professor of Fashion at Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins. He is also Professor of Fashion at Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins.
Date: Wednesday 17 April
Venue: The Loft
Time: 7.00 pm
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Booking: www.visitbathshop.co.uk/epages/Store2_Shop2108.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/Store2.Shop2108/Products/BIF3 or 0844 847 5256