Know Your Icons: Leigh Bowery
26 March 1961 – 31 December 1994
Extremely influential in the 1980's and the 1990's, and still people from every end of the fashion spectrum are inspired by his "punch in the face" appearance.
A fashion designer, and make up artist, and club promoter, hosting a club called, Taboo.
I HIGHLY SUGGEST watching interviews of him, and gawk at his colorful personality. And WATCH the MOVIE,
HAIL THE NEW PURITAN
A fictionalized documentary about the Scottish dancer and choreographer Michael Clark. All costumes and makeup done by him.
Inspired an onslaught of future Icons
Associating himself with countless stars and social groups, he was extraordinary.
The club kids (a massive group of teens and young adults consuming a bunch of drugs and wore grotesque and extravagant clothing) were often inspired by Bowery.
Bowery and McQueen
For a short amount of time Bowery had a band, Called Minty and Freud (1980's) and McQueen would see them perform multiple times!
Later Alexander McQueen put Bowery's look of big red lips in his Fall 2009 Collection.
Inspired Lady Gaga