Celebrity

David Bowie’s Influence on Fashion, from Gaultier to Gaga

For over four decades, the cultural chameleon known as David Bowie crafted his immortality through a medley of fantastical avant-garde guises that defied gender stereotypes, kick-started glam rock and pushed the world of fashion into another orbit. He transformed himself into a flamboyant, planet-hopping martian messiah called Ziggy Stardust, a hedonistic cosmonaut named Major Tom and an emaciated, hollow zombie with a colossal cocaine habit known as the Thin White Duke. These indelible incarnations, among a dozen others, have influenced just about every walk of life in the fashion and music industry. Just take a look for yourself and you’ll find everyone from Gaultier to Gaga paying homage to the Great One.