the fashion of David Bowie

David Bowie was the alien god of all mavericks.  He had a fashion sense second to none, making the ordinary extraordinary and wearing the extraordinary like no other.  It’s a sad day and we remember him in all his glory.  Unusually I’ve put the music video first because there’s no better way to see the images than hearing him do what he did the best.  And as we look into the sky tonight he’ll be shining as the starman he once was and the star he’ll always be….

 

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om pom david bowie David Bowie pre-Ziggy Stardust with long hair (1965)

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PKT3961-289224 SINGER DAVID BOWIE Pop singer 20 year old David Bowie designs all his own clothes. Eighteen months ago he made the military style jacket he is wearing in the picture. Little did he realise it, but David-a former commercial artist-was something of a trendsetter. The military look is now the latest fashion craze of London's young ones. Many were wearing cast-off soldiers uniforms-shops have also opened in Carnaby Street, Chelsea, and Soho. specialising in the sale of disused military gear, already a big attraction with American tourists.

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om pom david bowie fashion David Bowie walks toward the courthouse in Rochester, New York to answer a charge of criminal possession of illegal drugs in the fifth degree, 1976

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om pom david_bowie_ziggy_1972 David Bowie poses for a portrait dressed as Ziggy Stardust in a hotel room in 1973 in New York City Photo by Michael Och

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David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust

British rock singer, David Bowie, poses beside his Rolls Royce in May 1973. (AP Photo)

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8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016

Words: Caroline Juskus