Boy George was serving gender fluidity on MTV long before the term was even coined.
His signature non-binary look throughout the early ’80s has become synonymous with Culture Club, the band he fronted, and was indicative of a cultural renaissance that favored self expression over gender norms.
In a new makeup tutorial for Paper magazine, the 54-year-old icon is dishing his tips on how to get the look and recreating it on model Josh Smith, discussing his inspiration throughout.
“Growing up in London, there was a lot of poverty in the ’70s, and that encouraged a certain kind of glamour,” he says. “My fashion sense always tends to go back to the ’70s: Bowie, glam rock to punk rock, early Vivienne Westwood, all of that stuff.”
And yes, kween! That is Boy George blowing glitter on a man’s face!