In the 1990s, London's artists and cultural tastemakers embraced their British roots. Pop acts like Oasis, Elastica and the Spice Girls dominated 90's music, and reinforced British pride with symbolic use of the Union Flag—Oasis member Noel Gallagher famously used a Union Jack guitar while "Ginger Spice" Geri Halliwell wore the symbol on her trademark, flashy dress. The period was also marked by influential designers like John Galliano and Alexander McQueen, whose unique designs established numerous fashion trends for the decade. Biography.com celebrates these prominent figures, and the many others who led the way for "Cool Britannia."
TMZ is reporting that the spice girls -- including Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Melanie C -- are planning a reunion tour to kick off in late summer, beginning in England and moving to the U.S. The rumors started after Emma Bunton posted a photo with the girls on Instagram.
J.K. Rowling has released another book until her pen name, Robert Galbraith. 'Lethal White,' the fourth novel starring detectives Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott, picks up where 'Career of Evil' left off. Galbraith called the book "the most epic Strike novel yet" and promised, "There will definitely be a book 5!"
‘McQueen,’ a new biopic on Alexander McQueen, comes out this Friday to rave reviews from critics. The film features interviews with family, friends and colleagues and footage of the British designer, who died in 2010 and whose work has been showcased and celebrated.
Tracey Emin is a British artist who emerged in the 1980s, during the "Young British Artists" movement. She is noted for her provocative and controversial pieces, including "Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995," "My Bed" and "The Last Thing I Said To You is Don't Leave Me Here."