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Scott Crolla; Georgina Godley, by Nick Knight - NPG x26090

Scott Crolla; Georgina Godley

by Nick Knight
bromide fibre print, 1985
NPG x26090



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Georgina Godley

18 March 2018, 10:10

Georgina Godley and Scott Crolla were Fashion Designers who owned a cult luxury fashion shop called Crolla from 1981 - 1987 in Dover Street, London. Clients included Frances Bacon, Elton John, Boy George, Tina Turner and Diana Princess of Wales. They trained in fine art and met at Wimbledon School of art in 1972. They became romantically involved and went on to Brighton School of Art where they engaged in installation and conceptual art under tutors such as Bruce McLean, Richard Wentworth and Tim Head. Georgina Godley went on to Chelsea School of Art to study an MA, winning New Contemporaries at the ICA 1976. They created Crolla in 1981 following Godley's appointment at Browns, South Molton Street as Design Assistant. This experience gave them the vision to create fashion that came closer to a political statement, art form as well as commercial enterprise. It captured the imagination of the young affluents in the early 80's, offering a post punk, post new romantic yuppie, a means of expression and went on to spawn many copies. The couple split in 1986 and Godley went on to create her own fashion line until 1991.

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