princess julia could tell you some stories
And she will, if you go along to Soho House on Wednesday.
Writer, performer, embodiment of counter-culture, Princess Julia started life as a hairdresser in the 1970s, and went on to be at the apex of every single London subculture worth its salt. From the tail end of punk, to the performative clubbing of New Romanticism, the rave scene of the 1990s and the capital's ever changing gay-scene she has continued to be an important - and remarkably well dressed - fixture on the city's nightlife. Put simply, Fabric has gone but Princess Julia will never, ever be closed down.
If anyone in London could give you an insight into a city's night time culture then, it is Julia. Hot on the heels of her sell-out one-woman show at The Glory, she takes centre stage this Wednesday, reading new material and indulging us with stories from her frankly extraordinary life at London's Soho House. There'll be a Q&A with Pin Drop founder and curator Simon Oldfield afterwards, in which you'll have a chance to ask i-D Culture Editor anything you like. With an opportunity like that, we assure you this is something you won't want to miss.
London Fashion Week: Princess Julia, Soho House takes place Wednesday 21 September. More information on the event can be found here.
Text Matthew Whitehouse
Photography Princess Julia archive