While blurring the lines between masculine and feminine, acceptable and over-the-top, Bowie’s style — just like his music — will continue to inspire long after his death.
Bowie evolved from persona-to-persona over the years, once discussing his chameleon-like personality, saying, “I find that I am a person who can take on the guises of different people that I meet. I always found that I collect. I am a collector, and I always seem to collect personalities, ideas.”
Here are some of the star’s most memorable fashion moments.
2. As Ziggy Stardust, his space-based alter ego, he donned a full face of makeup, glitter, and a larger-than-life swagger.
“He was half out of sci-fi rock and half out of the Japanese theater. The clothes were, at that time, simply outrageous” Bowie said of his Stardust persona.
3. In 1973, Bowie donned a “space-samurai” costume by designer Kansai Yamamoto for a live recording at The Marquee Club in London.
Yamamoto described Bowie as “sensitive, bold, and dynamic.” He was impressed by the way the singer was able to connect fully with his audience during performances.
4. Yamamoto would design several iconic costumes for Bowie, including this striped bodysuit:
5. It’s hard to forget the Bowie jumpsuit, covering only one arm and leg:
Be respectful of the power thigh.
6. And then there was Ziggy’s “Angel Of Death” costume, which was made of mostly feathers and leather.
7. In his last performance as Ziggy in 1973, Bowie was photographed in a jumpsuit wearing no shoes:
8. Following Ziggy, Bowie brought personas like Aladdin Sane, Halloween Jack, and the Thin White Duke into the world. Each character had its own unique and daring style.
The Aladdin Sane album bore the — now forever recognizable — image of Bowie with a red lightning-bolt across his face.
10. The Thin White Duke, a persona coinciding with the Station to Station album, donned a slicked-back and slimmed-down look.
No wild hair or makeup, a stark black-and-white cabaret number instead.
- French President François Hollande said he won't run for reelection, citing his unpopularity and likely inability to garner enough support.
- The pilot of the jet carrying a Brazilian soccer team chose to skip a refuel stop before crashing in Colombia, killing 71 people.
- Tennessee's massive wildfires have now killed 11 people and destroyed or damaged more than 700 structures.
- Spanish authorities have accused six professional tennis players of helping to fix 17 matches 🎾💰