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    • { Ziggy Stardust Shannon Lewis
    • Ziggy Stardust is David Bowie‟s most famous invented character. Even though he didn‟t appear on the cover of the album that shows his name, there was an extremely long world tour (from January 1972 to July 1973). Chalk drawing of the album cover outside the V&A when we visited the museum Ziggy had become so powerful in the music world, that it lead his creator (David Bowie) into a fragile psychological state, worsen by cocaine, that was near to schizophrenia.
    • Ziggy Stardust‟s flamboyant, Japanese style make-up, spikey, red mullet hair and crazy, futuristic costumes designed by Kansai Yamamoto, managed to turn David Bowie alien and future-like. Bowie also decided to take Ziggy‟s gender to another level, where he was a mixture of both. Then being very interested in Asian culture, he made Ziggy an odd combination of samurai warrior and kabuki onnagata – In traditional Japanese theatre, male actors played female roles. Onnagata man
    • Short bodysuit with rabbit design Ziggy Stardust Tour Kansai Yamamoto 1972 David Bowie: “impossibly silly „bunny‟ costume” This outfit is decorated with Japanese style rabbits, relating to Ziggy being created under David Bowie‟s interest with Asian culture. The costume seems to be rather feminine because of the „bunnies‟ and the shape of the garment; it shows a lot of leg and a little torso than a more masculine outfit. This refers to how Ziggy doesn‟t show a specific gender.
    • „Ice Blue‟ suit „Life on Mars?‟ Freddie Burretti 1972 Description in V&A: „Eye popping colours of this ensemble were matched by Japanese eye shadows‟ This Ziggy Stardust outfit has a rather sophisticated appearance to it, compared to the rabbit jumpsuit which is more playful. However the bright blue is eye catching and clean, suggesting how Ziggy is futuristic and alien-like. The makeup he wears shows a strong link to how he was inspired by onnagata, as it‟s highly feminine which contrasts against the suit which symbolises to be more masculine.