The term “fashion icon” will get thrown round fairly a bit as of late, however while you consider those that really deserve a spot within the esteemed canon, few move muster. For certain, you might have Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel, and Madonna, whose respective styles modified the way in which we dress .However then, there are the icons whose affect is extra delicate, but huge nonetheless. One such instance is the late David Bowie, whose chameleon-like fashion impressed generations of designers, artists, and fellow musicians.

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David Bowie as alter ego, Ziggy Stardust within the ’70s

Because the world pays tribute to the singer, actor and sure, icon, that Bowie was, we’re taking this chance to pay tribute to his paradigm-breaking style—from experimenting with androgyny via glam punk, to change egos.

Within the vogue sphere, Bowie’s fashion has lengthy been some extent of reference that we proceed to see on the runways at this time. Balmain, Givenchy, Gaultier, and Dries van Noten have all taken inspiration from Bowie, and his supermodel spouse, Iman, who walked the runway for many such designers. Most notably, nevertheless, Alexander McQueen was an enormous fan of the star collaborated with him on costumes for his 1996 tour.

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Florence Welch is claimed to be impressed by Bowie, as one can infer from their comparable red-suits.

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Runway seems to be impressed by Bow from left: Jean Paul Gaultier, spring 2013; Balmain, fall 2011, Givenchy, spring 2010.

Certainly one of his great achievements exterior the music world, was breaking the notion of gender-assigned garments and that sporting make-up or platforms do not make you any much less of a person. Bowie’s ground-breaking, and generally psychedelic, persona paved the best way for stars at this time to experiment with their type, from Kanye West sporting skirts to Jaden Smith starring within the new Louis Vuitton ladies’s advert marketing campaign.

Here’s a look again on a few of his most essential appears:

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Bowie’s early ’60s look.