David Bowie: Fashion Icon
The fashion world could not help but notice the significance of the coincidence that David Bowie passed away the same week as menswear fashion week was taking place in London.
The legendary musician, who passed away at age 69 last Sunday in London, wielded a tremendous amount of influence on the British fashion scene, thereby cementing his status as style icon.
Bowie was a muse to many a designer with his ever-changing looks; from his teenage Mod days to the various personas he adopted in his musical career like Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and Thin White Duke.
As one of the leaders of the glam rock movement in the early 1970s, he blurred the lines of gender and sexuality with his flamboyant costumes, glittering makeup and theatrical performances, all of which provided a minefield of inspiration not just for designers but other musical artists. And his look often left a lasting impression on pop culture.
Prone to colouring his hair, the dyed red hair perfectly clashes with the canary yellow suit in this image, circa 1974.
A couple of Bowie style signatures from 1974 include platform shoes and eye patch.
In a wide lapel suit at the Disc and Music Echo Valentine Awards ceremony in London in 1970.
Not adverse to wearing a one-legged jumpsuit, David Bowie performing onstage during his Ziggy Stardust era in 1973.