Lucy Bell Gallery opens first exhibition of Terry Smith’s unseen Blitz Club pictures

Lucy Bell Gallery is presenting the first exhibition of Terry Smith’s unseen Blitz Club pictures, a rare snap shot of The Blitz Club while it was the hothouse for the New Romantics movement. The Blitz Kids were a group of young people who frequented the weekly Blitz club-night in London between 1979-80, and are credited with launching the New Romantic movement. Steve Strange and Rusty Egan hosted Tuesday nights at the club and imposed a strict dress code. Among core photographs are George O’Dowd then a Blitz cloakroom attendant, who went on to become internationally famous in his own right as Boy George/ Culture Club. The club was also a showcase for young fashion designers who set the trends in London during the 1980s, including Steven Jones, Kim Bowen, Fiona Dealey, Stephen Linard, John Galliano, Darla Jane Gilroy and Helen Robinson of PX. These rare images portray The Blitz Club at its zenith featuring Steve Strange,

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