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“Glamour, glamour, glamour! Bigger, bigger, bigger! And more sequins!”<BR><BR>Boy George was describing his debut <STRONG>B. Rude</STRONG> collection, which showed late Sunday night at Hiro at the Maritime Hotel. The trappings were exactly...

“Glamour, glamour, glamour! Bigger, bigger, bigger! And more sequins!”

Boy George was describing his debut B. Rude collection, which showed late Sunday night at Hiro at the Maritime Hotel. The trappings were exactly what you’d expect if you’d left Culture Club’s pretty boy alone in the room with bolts of fabric and a pair of scissors — wild Eighties punk gear for the take-no-prisoners party posse. With Debbie Harry, Tatum O’Neal, Josh Patner and Kelis in the front row, Boy George sent out mostly men’s wear with seven women’s looks, which included camouflage kimonos with bedazzled peace signs, graffiti’d sweats and shirts and even an ode to Schiaparelli with a swinging lobster print Fifties frock. “It’s Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Azzedine Alaïa-meets-Martin Margiela,” O’Neal said after the show. “I love, love, loved it.”

This story first appeared in the February 8, 2005 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.