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The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is paying homage to a longtime icon of individuality with "David Bowie is". His impact has resonated with fashion, style & pop culture since he first fell into ...

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is paying homage to a longtime icon of individuality with "David Bowie is". His impact has resonated with fashion, style & pop culture since he first fell into the collective conscience with a sassy splash as Ziggy Stardust. Here are highlights of his best looks from throughout his career.

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    David Bowie Glitter Apocalypse by Lesley Scott, Fashiontribes.com David Bowie Glitter Apocalypse by Lesley Scott, Fashiontribes.com Presentation Transcript

    • David Bowie’s Glitter Apocalypse by Lesley Scott Fashiontribes.com
    • (cover image: source) Bowie Mania If you think youve been seeing a lot of Bowie everywhere - both now & back-in-the-day - youre not having (chemically-induced) flashbacks. On top of a new album, the legend is being honored by the V&A with a new exhibition thats up until 11 August 2013. (image: source)Been seeing a lot of Bowie everywhere? No, youre not having (chemically-induced) flashbacks. He is being honored by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London with a new exhibition.
    • *David Bowie is* at theIf you think youve been seeing a lot of Bowie everywhere - both now & back-in- the-day - youre not having (chemically-induced) flashbacks. On top of a newVictoria & Albert Museum, album, the legend is being honored by the V&A with a new exhibition thats up until 11 August 2013. 2013 (image: source)
    • “David Bowie is” "David Bowie is" features more than 300 objects, including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and Bowies own instruments. (image: source) "David Bowie is" features more than 300 objects, including handwritten lyrics, originalcostumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and Bowies own instruments.
    • Unprecedented Access to all things Bowie The exhibit curators were given For the first international unprecedented access to the David retrospective of his Archive for the first international Bowie retrospective of his mega-extraordinary extraordinary career, the "David Bowie is" features more career. exhibit curators were 300 objects, including handwritten than given unprecedented original film, music videos, set lyrics, photography, costumes, fashion,access to the David Bowieand Bowies own instruments. designs Archive. (image: source)
    • A mega brand sponsors an indie one. The exhibit is being sponsored The exhibit is being sponsored byby Gucci, which is Gucci, which is ironic, given it’s a bit ironic, given about paying homage to an icon of the man in individualism. At least some of all that cashish they rake in forquestion is an icon festooning anything that moves with of individualism. their logo is a good thing.
    • The Bowie Effect When a museum this prestigious devotes (& promotes) an homage to When a museum this someone on this scale, prestigious devotes (& expect to see the fallout promotes) an in-exhibit to walking the high-fashion such a high-profile, runways & strutting down the successful star and style- world’s streetfashion chameleon, expect to see catwalks. the fallout coming soon to a streetfashion catwalk & high-fash runway near you.
    • Kate Moss /Vogue cover Kate Moss on the cover of French Vogue (source)
    • Get that Bowielook That Bowie look …for less! (image: source)
    • GivenchyBlazing a trailin a blazer Givenchy (source) (source)
    • in black & whiteRichard Nicoll (source) Richard Nicoll (source)
    • With a Parisian twistJean Paul Gaultier (source)
    • Bowie onthe Runway Walter Van Beirendonck F’13
    • Do you speak "My earliest memory of David Bowie was as Ziggy Stardust when I was about 14 or 15 years old. I was Bowie? fascinated by Bowie as a human being, his music and his ever- "My earliest memory of David Bowie was as changing looks. I loved the codes he Ziggy Stardust when I was about 14 or 15 years old. I was fascinated by Bowie as a was playing around with and was human being, his music and his ever- fascinated by the messages he was changing looks. I loved the codes he was playing around with and was fascinated communicating through his looks, by the messages he was communicating interviews, live-performances and through his looks, interviews, live- performances and records. The records. The combination of all of that combination of all of that was just so was just so overwhelming to me. In overwhelming to me. In that moment, I that moment, I realized that image realized that image and clothes were a form of communication. Ultimately, Bowie and clothes were a form of was the reason that I got interested in communication. Ultimately, Bowie fashion." was the reason that I got interested in - Belgian fashion designer Walter Van fashion.” (source) Beirendonck -Belgian fashion designer(Illustration by Miguel Villabobos for Black Book 1999; source) Walter Van Beirendonck
    • Gender-Bender "Bowies shameless androgyny helped women express their masculine strength without losing their feminine glamour and sensuality." (source) - Gucci creative director & longtime Bowie fan, Frida Giannini(image: source)
    • Ziggy from Mars"Space travel inspired much of David’s work. His big breakthrough came when he invented Ziggy Stardust, a character he said would look as if he came from Mars.” (source)- from Lipstick Legends by Bowie’s ex-wife, Angie
    • The hair makeththe (wo)man. “That hairstyle had a definite effect on David. It made him look stronger and wilder and, if possible, even more sexually ambivalent.” (source) - Angle Bowie
    • The sheer power of imageIt wasn’t long before David Jones from Brixton had transformed himself into Ziggy, a lithe, red-headed, face-painted, polysexual alien. (source)
    • Ziggy played guitar Ziggy played for time, jiving us that we were Voodoo. The kids was just crass, He was the naz Ziggy played for time, jiving us that we were Voodoo With God given ass The kids was just crass, He took it all too far He was the naz But boy could he play guitar. With God given ass He took it all too far Making But boy could he play guitar. love with his ego Ziggy sucked up into his mind Making love with his ego Ziggy sucked messiah Like a leper up into his mind Like a leper messiah When the kids had killed the man When the kids had killed the man I had to break up the band. had to break up the band. I Ziggy played guitar... Ziggy played guitar...
    • A Clockwork Ziggy The classic Kubrick film “A Clockwork Orange” was Bowie’s inspiration for the Ziggy Stardust costumes. In an interview, Bowie noted that it wasnt so much the violence of the film that was "his thing" as the the way it was anticipating & constructing a world that hadnt yet happened. Plus, the jumpsuits worn by the films thugs were fabulous.(image: source)
    • Ziggy FabulousThis cobweb bodysuit from 1973 was designed by Natasha Korniloff, who was behind a number of Ziggy costumes.
    • Behind Ziggy’ssartorial legacy "Hes neither man nor woman," observed fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto about Bowie in 1973, "which suited me as a designer because most of my clothes are for either sex.” (source)
    • Bowie & Kansai“I love his music and obviously that has influenced my designs, but most of all theres this aura of fantasy that surrounds him. He has flair.” (source) - fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto
    • Bowietacular This spectacular bodysuit by Kansai Yamamoto was created for the Aladdin Sane tour in 1973.(image by Masayoshi Sukita)
    • Kansai still resonatesTo this day, Kansais avant- garde costumes and iconic platform boots continue to resonate with artists who vibe majorly with the pop culture - including Madonna and Lady Gaga.
    • About thoseshoes! How right-for-right-now are these sassy Pelican Footwear New York sandals with palm trees carved into the wedge of the heel?! Perfect for spreading the Gospel of Glitter! (photograph by Mick Rock: source)
    • Suited up for Stardom While the Bowie-as-Ziggy catsuits tend to run off with the fashion buzz, the unsung sartorial stars of "David Bowie is" are the suits. Like this dapper ensemble from 1975. When Hedi Slimane took over menswear design duties at Dior, the decor minimalist left all the walls white & blank save one on which he hung but a single striking image: Bowie in this snazzy tux presenting Aretha Franklin with a Grammy.
    • Of the moment “His ability to be simultaneously androgynous and highly sexual, game-changing in the 1970s, still resonates through popular culture today.”* Like this suit, for instance, which is said to be one of influential designer Phoebe Philo’s influences. *from the Guardian review of "David Bowie is"
    • “Suited” for Mars This suit from the early 1970s was made for the Icon from Mars by Freddie Burretti.(photograph by Mick Rock)
    • FreddieBowie met Burretti at a flamboyant London nightclub Burretti where he was puttin on the glitz in a white spandex sailor-themed ensemble he had made. Burretti worked for a Greek tailor during the day & then spent his free time creating fabulous new outfits to wear out at night. He ended up working almost exclusively for Bowie for a period.Such a sassy, sparkly sartorial legacy! (image: source)
    • (image: source)"Bowies house isdecorated in a science Bowie meetsfiction mode: a giganticpainting, by an artist Burroughswhose style fell midway "Bowies house is decorated in abetween Salvador Dali science fiction mode: a giganticand Norman Rockwell, painting, by an artist whose style fellhung over a plastic sofa. midway between Salvador Dali and Norman Rockwell, hung over aQuite a contrast to plastic sofa. Quite a contrast toBurroughs’s humble two- Burroughs humble two-roomroom Piccadilly flat, Piccadilly flat, decorated with photos of Bryan Gysin - modest quarters fordecorated with photos of such a successful writer, more likeBryan Gysin - modest the Beat Hotel in Paris thanquarters for such a anything else.”successful writer, morelike the Beat Hotel inParis than anythingelse.”
    • Ground Control… “Soon Bowie entered, wearing “Soon Bowie entered, wearing three-tone NASA jodhpurs. He three-tone NASA jodhpurs. He jumped right into a detailed description of the painting jumped right into a detailed and its surrealistic qualities. description of the painting and Burroughs nodded, and the surrealistic qualities. its Burroughs nodded and the interview/conversation began.” interview/conversation began.”(image: source)
    • “The three of us sat in the room for two hours, talking and takinglunch: a Jamaican fish dish, prepared by a Jamaican in the Bowieentourage, with avocados stuffed with shrimp and a beaujolaisnouveau, served by two interstellar Bowieites." The three of us sat in the room for two hours, talking and taking lunch: a Jamaican fish Lunch dish, prepared by a Jamaican in the Bowie with Bowie entourage, with avocados stuffed with shrimp and a beaujolais nouveau, served by two interstellar Bowieites." (images: source)
    • B&B So starts the fabulously- oddball (Bowie & Burroughs?!) feature in the(image by Terry O’Neill: source) February 1973 issue of Rolling Stone.
    • Bowie Legged TrousersIn the early 70s, Bowie tended to favor a prim & classic buttondown tucked into a wide-legged pant & paired with a big heel (which have always gone together...like Fred & Ginger, or better yet, PNB & jelly).
    • Style observers haveBowie’s Bones remarked on more than one occasion that his "Hunky Dory" period seems straight outta the 1935 film Sylvia Scarlett starring another high- cheekboned beauty, Katharine Hepburn.
    • During the mid-70s, the rumor-mill workedTrippin’ likeDuring the mid-70s, circulated about the artifacts from Ancient Egypt that overtime, speculating about the artifacts from Ancient Egypt thatan Egyptian filled Bowie’s home, where he burned black candles, fretted about filled Bowie’s home, having his semen stolen by witches (!), watched bodies fall past his where he burned black windows (!!) - & even received candles, fretted about secret messages from The Rolling having his semen Stones. stolen by witches (!), bodies falling past his windows (!!) - & even secret messages from The Rolling Stones.(image: source)
    • Cali Dreamin’According to Bowiebiographer David "According to biographer DavidBuckley, his state Buckley, his state of "psychic terror"of "psychic terror" lasted from 1975-76. Later, Bowielasted from 1975- would comment about L.A. that it should probably be "wiped off the76. Later, Bowie face of the earth".would commentabout L.A. that itshould probably be"wiped off the faceof the earth". (image: source)
    • Hungry…for style The fleas are now the size of rats, the rats the size of cats. However, some things havent changed: the humanoid inhabitants are still packs of dogs. Welcome to Hunger City. A distorted howl & spoken-word snippet of things to come in "Future Legend.” (Diamond Dogs, 1974)
    • For his 20th studio album,Earthling Chic Bowie wanted to channel the electronica-, industrial- & For his 20th studio album, drum/bass- Bowie wanted to channel the culture of the electronica-, industrial- & period. "I really drum/bass-culture of the thought it period. "I really thought it would be great would be great if we could if we could do...almost a sonic do...almost a photograph of what we were sonic photo- like at that time," he noted in graph of what one interview. we were like at that time.” (source)
    • Bowie David Bowie: Theres something a lot more pagan about your work compared, say, to Gaultier. Yourin McQueen things work at a more organic level.
 Alexander McQueen: I gather some influence from the Marquis de Sade because I actually think of him as a great philosopher and a man of his time, where people found him just a pervert. (laughs) I find him sort of influential in the way he provokes peoples thoughts. It kind of scares me. - from Bowie & McQueen (Dazed, 1996) an interview by Bowie of the designer responsible for the Union Jack coat on the cover of 1997ʼs Earthling. (image by Frank W Ockenfels 3 - source)
    • Bowie & Kansai"Whether its wearing kittenheels with a Thierry Muglersuit or adopting Japanesesilhouettes before thataesthetic was widely known inthe west, he articulates andsynthesizes the avant gardefor a mass audience.”- from the Guardian review of"David Bowie is" (image: source)
    • “He is a product of Surrealism, of Dada, ofIn the moment the Modernist arts. He is body-based, always completely in the role “He is a product of Surrealism, of Dada, he is playing. His of the Modernist arts. He is body- tremendous physical based, always completely in the role he is playing. His tremendous virtuosity, his physical virtuosity, his understanding of understanding of costume and how costume and how it is it is an imaginative projection of an imaginative your body, is part of the biggest thing about him: he is so deeply projection of your body, emotional. I’m so happy with the is part of the biggest return of David Bowie.” thing about him: he is so deeply emotional.” - author & pop-culture critic Camille (source) Paglia on "David Bowie is" -author & pop-culture critic Camille Paglia on "David Bowie is"
    • “Until the Beatles came along, theprevious models in rock were that youhad a hit, then recycled that until you hadbored everyone. I think Bowie picked upthat idea of constant change in a moreextreme way…Saying he was gay at the same time ashe had a wife gave the message: this ispop music, this is an area for play,experimentation, have fun. It’s a placeoutside the norms of society, where youcan try different things in a performativeway.” (source)- music writer Jon Savage on "David Bowie is"
    • as David Jones " The carefully choreographed pose, the angelic face, the calculation of the gaze suggest much about the teenager who would become the protean figure known as David Bowie…Immediately apparent is his understanding of body language, image and the importance of seduction — elements that have played a vital role in the career of a pop star who was a performance artist before that term was widely used.” (source)
    • *digs out velvet platform boots, applies glitter to entire body & logs into Paypal account to see if a trip to London is in the financial stars* Now check it out for yourself! (image: source)
    • About Lesley ScottLesley is the EIC of Fashiontribes.com.She harbors a raccoon-like love of all things shiny & purdy & has been blogging about it for the last decade. (Yes, there was Internet 10 years ago. Smartass.)Her latest book, How to Work with Bloggers,covers the Dark Arts of corralling cats for fame,fortune & fabulousne$$.
    • Stalk me!Really, I don’t bite. That often. And I’m all over the usual Social Media suspects every day if you get the urge to reach out. Blog Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Pinterest Email: Lesley @ Fashiontribes.com