The late David Bowie dazzled the world of music with his ever-evolving image, adopting unforgettable personas along the way.
1972. The cover of the rerelease of Bowie’s breakout LP Space Oddity was the beginning of his iconic Ziggy Stardust persona, a ‘bisexual alien rock superstar’.
1973. Arguably the most famous of Bowie’s appearances, the lightning bolt across his face has become a pop culture landmark. It was used on the cover of the album from the same year, Aladdin Sane.
(1/2) 1973. David Bowie, as part of the Ziggy Stardust tour, in a knitted bodysuit by avante garde fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto.
(2/2) 1973. This look is most recognisable by the astral sphere make-up on Bowie’s forehead by Pierre Laroche
1976. The Thin White Duke is the persona Bowie adopted for his Young Americans tour in 1975 and is identified more strongly with the 1976 album that followed Station to Station.