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David Bowie's iconic style

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

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Ziggy Stardust Bowie

1972

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

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Poised Bowie

1973

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

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Flaming Bowie

1973

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

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Glittery Bowie

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

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

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

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

1974

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

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David Bowie, looking androgynous, performs during his 1976 'Station To Station' tour.

1976

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

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Baggy Bowie

1978

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

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Red Bowie

1987

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

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Sky high Bowie

1988

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

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Dapper Bowie

1992

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

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Metallic Bowie

1995

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

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UK Bowie

1997

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

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Indigo Bowie

2002

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

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