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    David Bowie's iconic style

    A look back at the inimitable rock star's many faces and fashions.

  • Ziggy Stardust Bowie

    David Bowie's iconic style

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    1972

    David Bowie poses for a portrait in his "Ziggy Stardust" guise in London.

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  • Poised Bowie

    David Bowie's iconic style

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    1973

    David Bowie performing as Ziggy Stardust, in his "woodland creatures" costume designed by Kansai Yamamoto.

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  • Flaming Bowie

    David Bowie's iconic style

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    1973

    Bowie in an asymmetric leotard and flame-colored mullet during a performance onstage in Los Angeles.

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  • Glittery Bowie

    David Bowie's iconic style

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    1973

    Bowie wears a silver costume with gold tassels by Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto during a performance at the Hammersmith Odeon.

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  • Jumping

    David Bowie's iconic style

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    1973

    Bowie poses in a printed jumpsuit for a portrait dressed as "Ziggy Stardust" in a hotel room in New York City.

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  • Striped Bowie

    David Bowie's iconic style

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    1973

    In a striped bodysuit design by Kansai Yamamoto for the "Aladdin Sane" tour in 1973. The photo is from the Groninger Musuem which was presenting the "David Bowie is," exhibition when he passed away.

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  • Covering one eye Bowie

    David Bowie's iconic style

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    1974

    David Bowie performs "Rebel Rebel" wearing an eye patch on the TV show "TopPop" on Feb. 7, 1974 with a knotted silk polka-dotted scarf and red overalls. 

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  • Golden Bowie

    David Bowie's iconic style

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    1974

    Bowie poses for a photo to release his 1974 album titled "Diamond Dogs."

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  • David Bowie's iconic style

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    1976

    Bowie, looking androgynous, performs live during his "Station To Station" tour.  

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  • Baggy Bowie

    David Bowie's iconic style

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    1978

    Bowie performs during his "Low/Heroes" world tour.

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  • Red Bowie

    David Bowie's iconic style

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    1987

    Bowie wears a bright red suit during a performance in Hamburg, Germany.

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  • Sky high Bowie

    David Bowie's iconic style

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    1988

    Bowie wears what looks like a skydiving suit during "The Glass Spider" tour.

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  • Dapper Bowie

    David Bowie's iconic style

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    1992

    Wearing a turquoise suit, Bowie performs "Under Pressure" at a concert to remember Freddie Mercury of Queen.

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  • Metallic Bowie

    David Bowie's iconic style

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    1995

    Bowie performs in Hartford, Connecticut, during the "Outside Tour."

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  • UK Bowie

    David Bowie's iconic style

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    1997

    Bowie wears a Union Jack dress coat by Alexander McQueen for his 1997 "Earthling" cover.

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  • Indigo Bowie

    David Bowie's iconic style

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    2002

    Bowie performs in a concert at The Hammersmith Apollo, in London.

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