THE MOST AMAZING LIGHT SHOW…

LEIGH

I was THRILLED to be asked to write for The Observer’s new column, A brush with greatness. Over the years I have rubbed shoulder pads with the great and the good (and the not-so-good), but I chose to kiss and tell about lovely Leigh Bowery. I HOPE he would approve…

Here are a few more pictures of Leigh and his brilliant BLITZ Designer Denim Jacket including some blurry screen shots of Leigh onstage at the Albery Theatre and a never-seen-before illustration of Leigh resting backstage before the show, sketched by the wonderful Barry Kamen. I have also included the portrait of Trojan, styled by Leigh, featuring that harlequin catsuit…

BOY & BOWERY

Leigh and Boy George backstage at the Albery Theatre. Photo by Brendan Beirne/Rex Features.

LEIGH BARRY

Leigh by Barry Kamen.

LEIGH 1

LEIGH 2

LEIGH 3

Leigh onstage.

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Portrait of Trojan, styled by Leigh. BLITZ September 1985. Photograph by Pete Moss.

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