David Bowie, bright star of the music and fashion icon

by Saturday, January 23, 2016

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David Bowie was an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter, and actor. He was a figure in popular music for over five decades of rock music, reinventing his style and image and creating numerous alter ego, as Ziggy Stardust, Halloween Jack, Nathan Adler and The Thin White Duke. From acoustic folk to electronics, passing through the glam rock, soul and krautrock, David Bowie has left traces that have influenced many artists.

it was 1972, when David Bowie presented himself as Ziggy Stardust, the alien that came from far away, with his album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. The first character, of those interpreted by the White Duke during his long career, whose image, all glitter, mascara and androgyny (about 40 years before the trend genderless now prevailing on the catwalks), was immortalized by his official photographer English Mick Rock in 1972-73

David Bowie is a myth who never ceases to be a trendsetter in the music as in fashion. For this winter, in fact, the trends reported in vogue are classic pieces of English rock star like the zoot suit, the men formal suit inspired by the forties and loved by the singer. The current trends, the wide leg trousers with pleats, can be worn with a soft blazer, buttoned like a kimono. Once abandoned his creative experiments, the shirts  are printed, but without excess, with pale shades. In place of the regimental ties and suspenders, better a classic silk scarf. For the shoes choose leather Monkstrap, discrete but with personality, to be worn casually in the office or at cocktail hour.

David Bowie, original and extreme, has always been a fashion icon. He was,is and forever will be a special, brilliant and unique piece of art in this confusional and imperfect world. He has been a key that has led us to a better world.

 

 

 

Bowie’s style evolution:

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1966

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1971

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1972 the Mars alien landed on earth

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1973 Bowie plays with colors and symmetry in this Ziggy shot

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1973 All White in autumn

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3 July 1973 high boots and glitter for the last night of Ziggy Stardust on earth

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1974

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1975 Grammy Awards Ceremony

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1976 Bowie at a fashion crossroads, somewhere between the Thin White Duke and the bohemian casual of his early days in Berlin.

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1976 The Thin White Duke as a swashbuckler, with scarf and full, flowing shirt.

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1978 A unique vision to go with the sound at London’s Earl’s Court.

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1983 The Thin White Duke joins the Rat Pack, tipping his hat to Sinatra during 1983’s theatrical Serious Moonlight World Tour.

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1983 how Ziggy approximately would have appeared a decade later.

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1985 Tina Turner and Bowie

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1987 Everything was big about the Glass Spider Tour in 1987 including the venues, the hair, the sleeves and the shoulders.

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1991 with wife Iman, at the “Symphony of Hope” World AIDS Day concert.

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1996

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1997

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1997

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1998

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1999

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2000

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2003

 

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2007

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2010

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Thank you myth ! and keep an eye on us from above the clouds 🙂

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2 Responses
  • Claudia
    January 23, 2016

    Brava e grazie per questa magnifica carrellata di immagini. Tu, nell’ultima sei bellissima!
    Claudia

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