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David Bowie: A Life In Style

David Bowie, the gender-bending, glam-rock star, died of cancer in New York on Sunday at the age of 69, days after his final record was released. His far-reaching, dramatic, flamboyant style was an inspiration for designers, musicians, artists and creatives for decades, and was the subject of an enthralling exhibition at the V&A in 2013.

Tony Visconti, the producer who worked with Bowie on “Lazarus”, said his final record was a carefully orchestrated farewell to his fans.

Here we pay tribute to the man who inspired everyone from Gaultier to Dries Van Noten with a selection of his most iconic looks.

Bowie as Aladdin Sane
Bowie's last performance as Ziggy Stardust in 1973 was known as 'the retirement gig' - many thought he was ending his music career but it was just the Ziggy persona he was leaving behind
Bowie's look and sound changed considerably over the years including for his album Diamond Dogs in 1974
Bowie took on roles as an actor as well, as seen here as Jareth the Goblin King in "Labyrinth" in 1986
Bowie adopted a glam rock alter ego for his album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars in 1972
Bowie is believed to have sold about 140 million albums during his career and performed all around the world including here in Paris in 1991
Bowie in the Life on Mars music video