Judy Blame – Legendary Stylist, Art Director & Designer has died

Judy Blame, the iconoclastic punk, has died aged 58.  The stylist, art director and overall creative genius was one of the key players in the fashion and club movement in London in the late 70’s and through the 80’s, defining post punk, new romantics and the buffalo scene.  As well as designing jewellery, Judy was also a stylist for such iconic fashion bibles as I.D. The Face and Blitz.  Later he consulted for such heavy weight designers as Rei Kawakubo, John Galliano and Marc Jacobs.  In 1985 Blame set up, along side John Moore, The House of Beauty and Culture in Dalston, a collective of like minded creatives including Christopher Nemeth.  Blame had continued to make his DIY aesthetic jewellery throughout his career and last year had his first major solo exhibition at the ICA entitled ‘Judy Blame:Never Again. Close Friend Boy George tweeted “RIP to my friend Judy Blame who was beautiful, talented and arch as hell.  Fashion has a huge void in it and London has lost a legend”
Nick Night’s PUNK with Judy Blame

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