1977.PARIS IS PUNK... The scene explodes, the bands go wild. Edwige throws herself into the fray,
briefly joining LUV, the legendary girl group. That same year, she marries
Jean Louis Jorge, Dominican filmmaker, She is crowned "Queen of Punks"
after appearing on the cover of Façade with Andy Warhol, "The Pope of Pop," with
whom she makes her first trip to New York. He mentions her in his Diaries, photographs her,
takes her to Studio 54 and the Mudd Club where she meets the elite of the NY underground:
Maripol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, the punk and No Wave groups.
On Edwige’s return to Paris, Fabrice Aymer offered her the door at the Palace for its opening in '78.
(She was later replaced by Jenny Belair and Paquita Paquin.) Edwige was photographed by Helmut Newton,
Mondino, Pierre and Gilles, among others;
she walked the runway for Jean-Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler. In 1979,
Claude Arto approached her and together they formed "Mathématiques Modernes."
Their single "Disco Rough," produced by Jacno, came out in 1980 and was NME's "single of the week."
Album art was by Pierre & Gilles. The album "Visiteurs du Soir" followed in 1982
(Jacno produced "A+B=C" and the single "Disco Rough." Phillipe Krootchey sang backup on
"Jungle Hurt." Laurence Sudre and Robert Behar contributed album artwork and photography.)
She appeared in various movies, most fun she says was Phillipe Gautier's "La marque du destin"
with pascal Gregory, Arielle Domsbale's directorial's debut film again with Pascal Gregory, and
Jean Marie Perrier's "Sale reveur" with Lea Massari and Jacques Dutronc. Edwige left Paris for
Japan where she worked as a model and started a local band. Throughout the 80s Edwige was
back-and forth from New York to Paris. In NY she sang with Robert Arron and promoted several
nights at Area, Danceteria, and the Palladium. She had her own nights, "the beat cocktail lounge,"
and "the Lazy Lounge." In Paris she continued to record and sing at the Bains with yet another group,
formed in NY, "Jungle Geisha" (she sang and played sax.) She played in Eric Mitchell's "the way it is"
with Vince Gallo, and starred in "Because the Dawn" a short film by Amy Goldstein, which received
a prize at the SF Film Fest. In 1987 the night darkened... Edwige left for a Hindu ashram for several
years, went to India, rediscovered herself, learned yoga and began to teach. Back in force in the 90s
she began to sing again (always with Robert Arron--12" on eightball records: "Intoxication" produced by
Junior Vasquez--and also "Sacred Heart/Contact" produced by Avra Jain.) She returned to nightlife with
parties at Tunnel and Life, and she sang at Bard'O with the legendary Joey Arias. With Erich Conrad she
started the famous party Beige, which is still going strong. Edwige Belmore doesn't work in nightclubs
anymore, sings occasionally, works on set decors (TV, music videos, commercials and special events)
and lives happily in Brooklyn.