The rockstar is known for his bodysuits and sparkles, but above all else immaculate tailoring.
This article titled “V&A exhibition shows how David Bowie shaped fashion history” was written by Jess Cartner-Morley, for The Guardian on Monday 18th March 2013 07.00 UTC
How much of this exhibition is fashion? David Bowie would probably say that none of it is. Bowie has always said he isn’t interested in fashion, only in wanting his music “to look how it sounds”.
And yet right from the off – a metallic, striped Ziggy Stardust bodysuit designed by Kansai Yamamoto, who in 1971 was the first Japanese designer to show in London – this show is full of clothes that have shaped fashion history, from the Starman leotards, still arresting after all these years, to the turquoise Life on Mars suit and tie, so theatrically slender that it had to be let out by two inches when Kate Moss wore it; from the Aladdin Sane lightning-flash makeup that has inspired a thousand magazine shoots to the sharp-shouldered suits of the Diamond Dogs tour, which were a formative influence on Hedi Slimane, current designer of Yves Saint Laurent.