Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Legendary milliner Stephen Jones tells photographer Graham Smith in new style tome We Can be Heroes
SEE INSIDE THE BOOK, HERE
From Billy's and The Blitz, via le Beat Route and Mud Club, to the Dirt Box and the Wag, We Can Be Heroes captures the decades' most creative figures in their "natural habitats" - London's legendary nightclubs.
Smith became well known in the scene and grew close to many of the era's key protagonists - from Boy George, Spandau Ballet and Sade, to Steve Strange and Robert Elms - even creating record sleeves for them.
The book - subtitled Punks, Poseurs, Peacocks and People of a Particular Persuasion London Clubland 1976-84 - chronicles the rise of London's club scene, from punk in the late Seventies to the New Romantics in the Eighties, as seen from an insider's point of view.
"MEETING people like George O'Dowd and Judith Frankland who lived their fashion, I learned more in one year at the Blitz than my three years at Saint Martins," legendary milliner Stephen Jones tells photographer Graham Smith in new style tome We Can be Heroes.