Judy Blame Passes at 58

Judy Blame Passes at 58

The London punk legend has died.

The London punk legend has died.

Text: Gillian Rivera

'80s fashion legend Judy Blame has passed at the age of 58, leaving behind an irrefutable legacy. As a spearhead for the New Romantic movement that swept London during the 1980s, Blame first gained recognition with his iconic punk aesthetic, most notably signified by his eccentric homemade accessories. His involvement in the club scene garnered him appreciation among the most influential figures of the time, including Boy George, Neneh Cherry, and Leigh Bowery. 

The accessories designer and stylist co-founded the infamous East London boutique The House of Beauty and Culture, working with other creatives such as John Moore, Fiona Skinner, Dave Baby, Fiona Bowen, John Flett, Peter Foster, Mark Lebon, Alan Macdonald and Fritz Solomon, Richard Torry and Christopher Nemeth in what became a major destination for fashion collaborations.

The visionary worked alongside some of fashion's biggest names, including John Galliano, Rei Kawakubo at Comme des Garçons, Gareth Pugh, Marc Jacobs, and Kim Jones at Louis Vuitton, as well as people in the world of music like Björk and Kylie Minogue.

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