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May 2018 – Steve Strange talk at The V&A

May 2018 – Steve Strange talk at The V&A

Steve Strange was one of the most flamboyant personalities in the London club scene that launched the New Romantic movement of the early 1980s. With his band Visage, Fade to Grey remains one of the most enduring songs of the era. In 2016, the V&A acquired Strange’s archive from his family. In this illustrated talk, Keith Lodwick talks about the contents of the archive and some of the objects that made Strange such an influential figure. Chris Duffy was a friend of Steve’s and worked with him during the 1980’s and a selection of Chris’s photographs were used in the talk. David Bowie was a huge influence on Steve and Steve was honoured when Bowie sort his advise on a makeup artists for the Ashes to Ashes video which Steve influenced the style and look of and also appeared in.