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Blitz : as seen in Blitz : fashioning '80s style /
Iain R. Webb.
imprint
Woodbridge [England] : ACC Editions, 2013.
description
272 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
ISBN
1851497234, 9781851497232
format(s)
Book
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author
imprint
Woodbridge [England] : ACC Editions, 2013.
isbn
1851497234
9781851497232
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
9084112
A Look Inside
Reviews
Review Quotes
"BLITZ provided a beautiful flamboyance in the '80s... When you and I met up it was an eye-opening moment for me. You showed me a life that was different to how I had perceived it." Nick Knight, Creative Consultant for the exhibition PUNK: Chaos to Couture
If you're feeling the post-Met Gala punk burnout, we've got just the thing for you: As Seen in BLITZ, out this month, chronicles the New Romantic period in fashion, which directly followed punk. The book, as the title suggests, gives readers an inside glimpse into the early '80s as captured in the pages of Blitz magazine.Tyler McCall, Fashionista.com
Love this new book BLITZ by Iain R. Webb from his days as the fashion editor of the London magazine that launched in the '80s around the same time as The Face and i-D. Ian was their fashion editor from 1982 to 1987 and the book is packed with old shoots and articles.Champagne and Heels
'oeIf you're feeling the post-Met Gala punk burnout, we've got just the thing for you: As Seen in BLITZ, out this month, chronicles the New Romantic period in fashion, which directly followed punk. The book, as the title suggests, gives readers an inside glimpse into the early '80s as captured in the pages of Blitz magazine.'Tyler McCall, Fashionista.com
'oeLove this new book BLITZ by Iain R. Webb from his days as the fashion editor of the London magazine that launched in the '80s around the same time as The Face and i-D. Ian was their fashion editor from 1982 to 1987 and the book is packed with old shoots and articles.'Champagne and Heels
"[The book] revisits more than 100 stories from the iconic London fashion magazine that charted the decade's image-conscious lives and sartorial inventions. I lived through it, and I'm here to tell what a fun romp it all was. . . you'll just have to acquire this tome to get the full story." Hamish Bowles, VOGUE
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Summaries
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In London at the start of the 1980s, three new style magazines emerged to define an era. 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. Presented here are over 100 Blitz fashion stories, with previously-unseen archive content, original images and tear-sheets.
Long Description
'¢ 1980s fashion and culture, as seen on the deeply influential pages of BLITZ, the pioneering '80s style magazine'¢ A wealth of stunning visuals, text and interviews from the time, plus new commentaries from over 100 key players'¢ A must-have book for anyone seriously interested in 20th-century style, especially devotees of the 1980s'¢ The Metropolitan Museum is holding the exhibition PUNK: Chaos to Couture from May 9 August 11, 2013"Like the lightning in its name, it struck us in 1980 and kept us spellbound the whole decade. 'Too fast to live, too young to die', that is BLITZ for me. Every month we would run to the news stand to be 'BLITZed' with irreverent, glamorous, chic and iconic images. BLITZ was Iain R. Webb's brainchild that corresponded perfectly to the era; it was one of its best expressions. He used emblematic faces that were so inspiring, and that I used for my shows, like Martine Houghton, who later became a photographer. BLITZ, we miss you but we are ready for your attack again!" Jean Paul GaultierIn 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 center of this world. His images manipulated fashion to explore ideas of transformation, beauty, glamor and sex. The magazine's arresting, subversive fashion pages, and its profiles of disparate designers and creative types, let the imagination run free. Lavishly presented here are over 100 BLITZ fashion stories, with previously-unseen archive content, original images and tear-sheets. A separate section features original BLITZ interviews with the key designers, and there is also a vast amount of completely new material: Iain R. Webb has gathered the memories of those involved into a gripping oral history of an under-documented time.Characters and contributors include: Leigh Bowery, Amanda Cazalet, Boy George, Princess Julia, Nick Knight, David LaChapelle, Paul Morley and Anna Piaggi. Featured designers include Bodymap, Judy Blame, Dean Bright, Comme Des Garçons, Jasper Conran, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Katharine Hamnett, Hermès, Pam Hogg, Marc Jacobs, Stephen Jones, Calvin Klein, Andrew Logan, Issey Miyake, Franco Moschino, Vivienne Westwood, and many more.
Long Description
1980s fashion and culture, as seen on the deeply influential pages of BLITZ, the pioneering '80s style magazine A wealth of stunning visuals, text and interviews from the time, plus new commentaries from over 100 key players A must-have book for anyone seriously interested in 20th-century style, especially devotees of the 1980s The Metropolitan Museum is holding the exhibition PUNK: Chaos to Couture from May 9 August 11, 2013"Like the lightning in its name, it struck us in 1980 and kept us spellbound the whole decade. 'Too fast to live, too young to die', that is BLITZ for me. Every month we would run to the news stand to be 'BLITZed' with irreverent, glamorous, chic and iconic images. BLITZ was Iain R. Webb's brainchild that corresponded perfectly to the era; it was one of its best expressions. He used emblematic faces that were so inspiring, and that I used for my shows, like Martine Houghton, who later became a photographer. BLITZ, we miss you but we are ready for your attack again!" Jean Paul GaultierIn 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 center of this world. His images manipulated fashion to explore ideas of transformation, beauty, glamor and sex. The magazine's arresting, subversive fashion pages, and its profiles of disparate designers and creative types, let the imagination run free. Lavishly presented here are over 100 BLITZ fashion stories, with previously-unseen archive content, original images and tear-sheets. A separate section features original BLITZ interviews with the key designers, and there is also a vast amount of completely new material: Iain R. Webb has gathered the memories of those involved into a gripping oral history of an under-documented time.Characters and contributors include: Leigh Bowery, Amanda Cazalet, Boy George, Princess Julia, Nick Knight, David LaChapelle, Paul Morley and Anna Piaggi. Featured designers include Bodymap, Judy Blame, Dean Bright, Comme Des Garçons, Jasper Conran, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Katharine Hamnett, Hermès, Pam Hogg, Marc Jacobs, Stephen Jones, Calvin Klein, Andrew Logan, Issey Miyake, Franco Moschino, Vivienne Westwood, and many more.
Main Description
1980s fashion and culture, as seen on the deeply influential pages of BLITZ, the pioneering 80s style magazine A wealth of stunning visuals, text and interviews from the time, plus new commentaries from over 100 key players A must-have book for anyone seriously interested in 20th-century style, especially devotees of the 1980s The Metropolitan Museum is holding the exhibition PUNK: Chaos to Couture from May 9 August 11, 2013 "Like the lightning in its name, it struck us in 1980 and kept us spellbound the whole decade. Too fast to live, too young to die, that is BLITZ for me. Every month we would run to the news stand to be BLITZed with irreverent, glamorous, chic and iconic images. BLITZ was Iain R. Webbs brainchild that corresponded perfectly to the era; it was one of its best expressions. He used emblematic faces that were so inspiring, and that I used for my shows, like Martine Houghton, who later became a photographer. BLITZ, we miss you but we are ready for your attack again " Jean Paul Gaultier 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 magazines fashion editor from 1982-87, Iain R. Webb was at the center of this world. His images manipulated fashion to explore ideas of transformation, beauty, glamor and sex. The magazines arresting, subversive fashion pages, and its profiles of disparate designers and creative types, let the imagination run free. Lavishly presented here are over 100 BLITZ fashion stories, with previously-unseen archive content, original images and tear-sheets. A separate section features original BLITZ interviews with the key designers, and there is also a vast amount of completely new material: Iain R. Webb has gathered the memories of those involved into a gripping oral history of an under-documented time. Characters and contributors include: Leigh Bowery, Amanda Cazalet, Boy George, Princess Julia, Nick Knight, David LaChapelle, Paul Morley and Anna Piaggi. Featured designers include Bodymap, Judy Blame, Dean Bright, Comme Des Garcons, Jasper Conran, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Katharine Hamnett, Hermes, Pam Hogg, Marc Jacobs, Stephen Jones, Calvin Klein, Andrew Logan, Issey Miyake, Franco Moschino, Vivienne Westwood, and many more.
Main Description
"BLITZ completely changed the perception of beauty. There were no chocolate box girls in BLITZ, just lovely edgy young things who depicted the age and a different mood in how people viewed beauty." Carole White, co-founder of Premier Model Management "Like the lightning in its name, it struck us in 1980 and kept us spellbound the whole decade. 'Too fast to live, too young to die', that is BLITZ for me. Every month we would run to the news stand to be 'BLITZed' with irreverent, glamorous, chic and iconic images. BLITZ was Iain R. Webb's brainchild that corresponded perfectly to the era; it was one of its best expressions. He used emblematic faces that were so inspiring, and that I used for my shows, like Martine Houghton, who later became a photographer. BLITZ, we miss you but we are ready for your attack again!" Jean Paul Gaultier 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. Lavishly presented here are over 100 BLITZ fashion stories, with unseen archive content, original images and tear-sheets. A separate section features original BLITZ interviews with the key designers, and a vast amount of completely new material: Iain R. Webb has gathered the memories of those involved into a gripping oral history of an underdocumented time.
Main Description
BLITZ provided a beautiful flamboyance in the '80s... When you and I met up it was an eye-opening moment for me. You showed me a life that was different to how I had perceived it. Nick Knight BLITZ completely changed the perception of beauty. There
Main Description
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 BLIT

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