Fashion History

Style Icon: David Bowie

If you’ve never heard of David Bowie, what have you been doing?! There are few who won’t know this name. Known for his androgynous and outrageous style. Bowie has always been an inspiration to me. I grew up on his music. I’ve always admired how he chose to stand out.

Ziggy_Stardust_posterBorn on January 8th, 1947 in Brixton, London, he grew an interest in music from a very young age. I think it’s pretty obvious to see that he was destined to be in this industry. The world would be a very different place if he hadn’t chosen this path.

Bowie developed a couple different alter-egos during his career. The first being ‘Ziggy Stardust’.  With this persona, Bowie released ‘Starman’, ‘Ziggy Stardust’, and ‘Suffragette City’. Ziggy is a recognisable character due to Bowie’s bright red hair and gold makeup.

Another one of Bowie’s most iconic alter-egos is ‘Aladdin Sane’. That classic blue and red lightning bolt across his face is universally associated with David Bowie. This look takes a huge place in pop culture history. The look has been replicated by many people, celebrities included.


Part of the ‘glam rock’ subculture, Bowie wasn’t afraid to step out of the box. Usually seen on stage in skin-tight catsuits, leotards, and suave suits. Even as ‘Gareth’ in Labyrinth, Bowie had a very ‘bowieesque’ look; the big blonde hair and ‘glam rock’ inspired outfit, it’s hard to imagine anyone else in that role.

David Bowie has made a lasting impression on pop culture, and his spirit will be around for a very long time. He will be remembered for generations to come.



(1) Comment

  1. Bowie was a genius who wasn’t afraid to follow his own kind of wonderful. A true icon because he was such a trail blazer. Great post

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