80s London was the beating heart of British style. Its alternative club scene was especially important for the New Romantic style, most notably a place called Blitz. Visage's Steve Strange and Boy George both frequented this Covent Garden nightclub in the 80s, making it the stylistic epicentre of the burgeoning New Romantic movement. Troweled-on make-up and outrageous androgyny were the order of the day, making "Blitz Kids" a dazzling technicolor counterpoint to the dour prog and worthy post-punk, which was then ascendant.
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