Today is a momentous day in music-comeback history, seeing the release of rock royalty David Bowie’s first album in a decade. Critics and fans have been counting down the weeks until ‘The Next Day’ hits our music library shelves, eagerly anticipating the first real taste of a fresh, reinvented Bowie.
Everyone has had their chance to weigh in on the album which leaked weeks ago. And the consensus is that most are satisfied.
But Bowie was more than a musician, superstar, performer…he was a fashion icon. If there ever was a name synonymous with eclecticism and innovation, David Bowie’s would be it. The start of this new era of Bowie sound prompts us to look back on his taboo-breaking and history-making style, with the help of Bloomsbury’s elegant fashion retrospective David Bowie Style.
Documenting five decades of fashion from the style chameleon and crammed with fabulous colour images, David Bowie Style, uncovers the artistic and cultural influences behind the icon. From the androgynous leotards of his Ziggy Stardust persona, to his surreal space-age jumpsuits and distressed frock coats, Bowie’s ever-changing look is captured in print in one stylish, comprehensive volume.
As Bowie enters center stage once again, we are given the perfect opportunity to pay homage to his rare and fantastical style, reigniting our fashion love affair with the ultimate glam rock god.
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“Where are we now” is a lot different from his earlier styles like “Golden Years” and “Let’s Dance”. But he still sounds great!
Honestly, my favourite is the cream suit/undone bowtie with bleached blonde hair look from the Serious Moonlight tour era. I have a photo of him wearing that suit on stage that I keep on my nightstand! Favourite look ever.
Love the paisley suit and mustard turtleneck combo — topped off by a spiky do — in the “I’m Afraid of Americans” video. The gum-chewing is the ultimate final touch.
I liked the space-age jester look from his “Ashes to Ashes” video best, myself!
Bowie on the Dick Cavett show in 1974 playing “Young Americans.” The whole performance is fantastic, but I love Bowie’s outfit. He’s got this super cool suit on with these killer shoulder pads, ultra red hair, fat tie, fricking chain wallet. He looks like an alien Buddy Holly. Love it. Here’s a link to the vid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFudBQcplj4