The Man Who Sold The World (1972)
by Jonathan Stone
When David Bowie created this alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, no one could guess how crucial that role would be for Bowie’s whole career. Ziggy is a dying alien being who is attempting to present humanity and give people hope in the remaining years of his life. Ziggy represented the ultimate rock star, the gender-fluid sex symbol and the icon of rock & roll. With him, and with Bowie’s previous albums, Bowie began experimenting with his style, introducing a gender-free look that is identified with Bowie’s bright, progressive music legacy.
Below we’ve gathered a few of our favorite androgynous David Bowie looks that changed not only the music industry, but the world of fashion as well.