Cult figure Steve Strange is walking on the Wilde side and relishing every moment of it.
His companion for the past two weeks has been 21-year-old Kim Wilde, singer-daughter of one-time teenage "rage" Marty.
Steve, 22, and Kim are the New Romantics, 1982 style. For their late-night London dinner date, HE wore the hair lacquer and heavy mascara, while SHE wore a tweed jacket over a lace blouse. Kim, being very pretty doesn't need make-up anyway.
Steve, leader of the group Visage, said: "Our relationship is in its early days yet. We see as much of each other as our careers permit. We enjoy each other's company."
But a friend of Steve was more emphatic: "Since meeting Kim he's shining, happier and more content."
Kim blushed and fidgeted when asked about the flamboyant man at her side. Then she trotted out a quaint, old-fashioned phrase: "We have been out a few times - just good friends, you could say."
You could also say that Steve and Kim - recently voted Top Newcomers in a popularity poll - are getting on just fine and dandy.