BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia /
Jan 12 2016 /
In honour of the late singer and actor's frankly wicked style...
The ever-changing looks of Bowie from stage to catwalk
CHLOE PRE-FALL 2015
Claire Waight Keller blended Bowie's glam rock poet with Kate Bush's bohemian babe in a lush, evocative line-up.
ARMANI PRIVE A/W 2007
Even the king of cool Giorigio Armani dipped into the glittering garb of Ziggy, adding bedazzled fedoras and booties to Armani Prive's A/W 2007 look.
GUCCI A/W 2006
Former Gucci designer Frida Giannini was vocal about her Bowie respect. Witness her A/W 2006 Gucci runway, from the white suits paying homage to the Thin White Duke and bug-eye sunglass and velvet ensembles from Seventies-era Bowie to all those golden lamé looks.
GIVENCHY SPRING 2010
Riccardo Tisci's graphic black and white jackets recall the famous one crafted for Bowie by pal Freddie Burretti.
BALMAIN A/W 2011
The spangles, glitter and attitude of Christophe Decarnin's runway all screamed rock, but it was the lightning bolt jumpsuit that was pure Ziggy Stardust.
DIOR COUTURE SPRING 2015
Not even the rarified runways of the Couture were immune to Seventies swirls via one of the Starman's fans, Raf Simons.
MIU MIU A/W 2012
Miuccia Prada's slick silk suits, printed blouses and ties recalled — if not exactly literally — the turquoise, tight bespoke costume from 'Life on Mars'.
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER SPRING 2013
Jean Paul Gaultier's runway was a who's who of pop icons and smack dab in the middle was the spiky ginger Ziggy in a bold one-legged wonder.
TOMMY HILFIGER SPRING 2015
In a collection that cribbed liberally from the pantheon of British rock royalty, Tommy Hilfiger added in sparkling booties and a teeny tiny boyish onesie.
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG A/W 2013
Other designers can be inspired, but Diane von Furstenberg actually partied with the man himself in the 70s (of course when Mick Jagger brought him by her apartment). So when she taps into a Seventies glam rock vibe, it's first-hand experience.
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN RESORT 2013
Sarah Burton's tableau mimicked the louche Seventies back cover of Bowie's "Hunky Dory" album almost to the t. And the clothes hit a space age note of his other eras, too.
DRIES VAN NOTEN A/W 2011
Bowie gave Dries van Noten freedom to remix "Heroes" for his runway, just as van Noten remixed Ziggy Stardust's trippy melange of print and colour.
DOLCE & GABBANA A/W 2011
Mick and David's infectious "Dancing in the Street" played while models walked in versions of the 80s tapered trouser and boxy oversized double-breasted blazer. Which somehow only Bowie made look good.
GUCCI A/W 2009 BEAUTY
Pat McGrath's slick, strong, colourful look falls somewhere between Rebel, Rebel and Thin White Duke.
MIU MIU A/W 2012 BEAUTY
It's in the glam-rock eyes.
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER SPRING 2011 BEAUTY
Bright red spikes and blue eyeshadow will forever be synonymous with one man.