New Romantics: The Look is the first in-depth book that details the icons, the clothes and the hair behind British Pop’s most flamboyant movements of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
The clubs and cabarets, the clothes, the glitter, the make-up, the hair, the fashion, the attitude and the style all made up The Look – and The Look was everything for these young stars, who introduced a physical aesthetic to their already innovative and pioneering sound. Bowie, The Sex Pistols, The Human League and Boy George, they all created distinctive looks that reinforced and enhanced the style that they attempted to express through music.
This fascinating insight into The Look of the New Romantics features large, full-colour photographs, as well as some authoritative text that describes the fashion and dress sense of each era's foremost musicians in the context of their background, history and musical style. Bowie started it all, punk tore it all down, Berlin built it back up until drag and futurism turned it upside down. With Dave Rimmer's comprehensive guide, you can learn all about the history of musical fashion and fashionable music.
If you take a look at modern pop music, Lady GaGa, Beyoncé or Nicki Minaj, or any contemporary band that has a distinctive 'look', the chances are that those originalities were started by David Bowie and the many other artists throughout the '70s and '80s that are featured in this book. Also featuring exclusive interviews with key players like Boy George, Martin Kemp and Steve Strange, this book truly perfectly illustrates and explains The Look.
For anyone interested in underground musical movements or fashion or both, New Romantics: The Look is a thoroughly entrancing introduction to the fashion behind (or in front of) the music.