If you were a fashion designer in the eighties and received a phone call from Blitz magazine to borrow garments for a fashion feature and then fortunate enough to have the photo shoot styled by Iain R. Webb you knew you were going to get an extraordinary creative spin put on your collection together with some snappy text. Iain R. Webb always chose amazing models, photographers, brilliant accessories and makeup artists. Just a few of the hot names around at that time were Mike Owen, Nick Knight, Richard Croft, Monica Curtain, Judy Blame, Mark Easton and many more.
During his career Iain R. Webb was not only fashion editor and director of Blitz but also The Evening Standard, Harpers & Queen, The Times and Elle Magazine. He also won Fashion Journalist of The Year Award two years running in 1995 and ‘96. Iain R. Webb recently celebrated the launch of his new book called As Seen in BLITZ: Fashioning ’80s Style
BLITZ #34, September 1985, Photographer: David Hiscock
“This book fills an enormous gap in visual style history. A forth rite reminder of the power of BLITZ in creating imagery that will outlive us all.” Amazon Books
BELOW ARE A FEW SUE CLOWES COLLECTIONS STYLED BY IAIN R. WEBB FOR BLITZ: