This year marks London Fashion Week and the BFC’s 25th anniversary. To celebrate, t5m is delving into the archives to bring you 25 seminal fashion moments….
John Galliano graduated from Central St. Martins with ‘Les Incroyables,’ the French Revolution themed collection that put him on the map. Snapped up by the owner of Browns Boutique, Joan Burstein, it marked the start of his trailblazing career.
Grace Jones released her extraordinary concept album Slave to the Rhythm. But perhaps even more extraordinary was her unique makeover, a signature look created in partnership with stylist Jean-Paul Goude and first seen four years before on the front cover of Nightclubbing. Severe and androgynous, Grace cut a striking image that remains strong to this day.
Notorious celebrity haunt Studio 54 shut down for the second time, marking the end of its hedonistic era as a nightclub. During its heyday the New York hangout saw the likes of Liza Minnelli, Diana Vreeland, Salvador Dali, John Lennon, Sophia Loren, Tom Cruise, Whitney Houston, Diane von Fürstenberg and Andy Warhol all pass through its doors.
This was the year of Dirty Dancing – the film that launched a thousand fashion faux-pas and still elicits a whimper of joy from many girls (and boys) both young and old today.
A fourteen year old Kate Moss was ‘discovered’ at JFK airport, New York, by founder of Storm, Sarah Doukas. The following year Kate went on to be photographed by Corrine Day for the now defunct fashion magazine The Face and the rest, as we all know, was history.