“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring”. David Bowie was a man of his word and gave the world his originality, his creativity and (of course) his inner stardust. Bowie shook up the music industry with an enviable talent for creating timeless tracks (think Let’s Dance, Starman and Space Oddity, to name just a few), an incredible style and a vision that pushed boundaries across every area of his life and work. Bowie paved the way for everyone to embrace their individuality, and his ever-changing looks, stand-out style and one-off characters have been the inspiration behind countless musicians, make-up artists and stylists' creations over the past 50 years. Thank you, David Bowie, for being a true style hero.
Bowie took a photography book by Marlene Dietrich to the shoot, which influenced the 1971 album cover.
French make-up artist Pierre La Roche helped lightening strike on this 1973 album.
The Man who Fell to Earth
Martin Samuel worked with Bowie’s famous locks on Stardust as well as this 1976 film