Style on Trial – The 1980s
BBC Four, 22:00, Thursday 22nd January 2009
Stuart Maconie and Lauren Laverne cast a critical yet celebratory eye over the fashions of the 80s as they continue their hunt for the nation’s most stylish decade in Style on Trial.
Joining Stuart and Lauren in the studio tonight are former fashion editor of i-D magazine and host of The Clothes Show, Caryn Franklin; bass player from Duran Duran, John Taylor; and Stevie Stewart, a designer from Boy George’s favourite fashion label of the decade, Bodymap. Is the 80s the decade that style forgot? Or should it be remembered for more than big hair and big shoulders?