Leigh Bowery, London, late 80s?, ST#54

Like many of London's most extraordinary stylists Leigh Bowery came not from London but instead the back of beyond (in Leigh's case, would you believe, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia). Wikipedia describes him as 'performance artist, fashion designer, club promoter, actor, model' - all of which was true but it should also say genius. And like so many of these kids from the back of beyond he was on a mission and had extraordinary courage: I remember looking out the window from the stairway of some club in a dodgy part of London and watching him - dressed even more amazingly than in the picture here - hailing a taxi. It's easy in the safe environment of a club but to step out into the back streets of London looking extraterrestrial is where you need that courage. RIP Leigh.

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