As a legend both in name and practice, David Bowie was a man of many faces — literally. A fashion and beauty chameleon, the musical hero did much, much more for pop culture than just provide the world with decades of incredible music. In fact, Bowie’s ever-changing sense of style and character was one of his defining traits; switching from lightning-bolt-clad Ziggy Stardust to a pastel suit-wearing, clean cut version of his every day self.
Alter egos were all part of the act, and Bowie managed to pull them off with ease. Working closely with designers including Kansai Yamamoto and Yves Saint Laurent throughout his career, Bowie collaborated with fellow creatives to ensure his looks always met the mark. Regardless of the phase in his career or style, the singer took risks, played with colour and always pushed the boundaries — whether it be within the realm of gender, stage presence or red carpet fashion. Whatever he did, it was bound to get attention.
Below, we’ve rounded up our favourite style moments from the icon, from his heeled boots and skintight dresses to his nonchalant suits and severe hats, so that you too, can take some sartorial inspiration from the legend that was David Bowie.