I've just relived thru my 80s by sitting thru a BIO channel program documenting the musical journey of Duran Duran, and it was a decent trip down memory lane, right up until Powerhouse and Arcadia's formation, when their songs became "less-enjoyable" for me.
Their tunes were extremely catchy and recognizable when playing from a radio, and their music videos were pretty etched in my mind - although not exactly in a good way a whole lot of times! And while I enjoyed their exotic locales (ironically as they do seem familiar, being recognizable in the Peninsula-region hahahaha). But one thing needs be said, their music videos were pretty epic at the time, and always fueled with fantastical premises and locales!
I remember being more fascinated with their post-apocalyptical imagery of Wild Boys, Union of the Snake and The Reflex-era mores than their earlier offerings like Hungry Like a Wolf, Rio, Girls on Film (but I will always have a place in my heart for "Save A Prayer") - primarily because it was more visually-fun (ala Police's "Synchronicity") and less of pretty-boys-in-colored-suits or even their frilly "New Romantic" era (which did not work as well for me visually as say, "Depeche Mode" lol).
80s fashion as I'd like to remember it - seen in The Reflex music-vdieo posted above - not too much of the frills and fluorescent colors hahaha and admittedly, THIS was what I had "hoped" to look like, back in the good old days! But no, I never did scored me the duds to match (and as well I sweat buckets under a jacket, even when I was skinny) - although truth be told, I would have attempted more but for the group I was in, who decided they wanted to look like other bands - ("solo singers" were not the trend, in my instance lol) - the closest I ever got into, and was part of a group-look, was the breakdance phase. Don't ask, oh please do not ask! (No pictures exsist that I know of, so Im good ;p)