Culture club, Leigh Bowery, David LaChapelle, Kate Bush, Adam and the Ants.
Modeled themselves on the Romantic period of the 1800s which focused on love and joy etc. as the way to live your life.
Men wearing make-up and dressing more effeminitely was a popular part of New-Romanticism.
The biggest bands where Japan, Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, Visage and Ultravox. Other bands included Classix Nouveaux, Hipnosis (who where an Italo disco-band but looked very new romantic), Modern Romance and swedens Lustans Lakejer (Vanity Fair outside of Sweden) and Strasse.
New romantic later evolved into the infamous "yuppie pop" with bands like Johnny Hates Jazz and Spandau Ballet and Duran Durans more soul-inspired late 80's albums.