The geometrically striped black and white jersey jacket from Riccardo Tisci's Spring 2010 collection was a spot-on rendition of the one Bowie wore in 1973 during his Aladdin Sane phase.
Marilyn Manson's 1998 Mechanical Animals album is the only reason some of us made it to 1999.
Nobody can come close to Bowie's shaggy coif in Labyrinth, but Scarlett Johansson's mighty mullet in 2003 was a solid effort.
Images: Getty, Labyrinth Movie Still
Jean Paul Gaultier's collections from Spring 2011, Spring 2013 and Fall 2013 Couture had one thing in common: Bowie. Proof positive that the alien emissary is alive and well.
Kate Moss won the award for best repeat performance when she dressed up in her pal's "Woodland Creatures" onesie in 2014 to accept his Best Male gong at the BRIT Awards. During the acceptance speech, penned by Bowie, the supermodel told the crowd, "In Japanese myths the rabbits on my old costume that Kate is wearing live on the moon. Kate is from Venus and I am from Mars."
"I remember seeing Bowie for the first time on Dutch television when I was a young man," Dries Van Noten told Out magazine. "He performed 'Rebel Rebel,' and it’s an image and an emotion that I will never forget." The designer later took that inspiration and crafted two Bowified shows in the same year. His Fall 2011 men's collection harkened back to the cabaret-style suits of the Thin White Duke, while his Fall 2011 women's collection payed tribute to Ziggy Stardust.
It seems like every other year, one edition of Vogue or another shoots a Bowie-inspired spread. But Kate Moss' covers for Vogue U.K. in 2003 and Vogue Paris in 2011 both take the cake.
Images: Vogue Paris, Vogue UK
Miuccia Prada's Bowie fascination took the form of space-age sandals for Spring 2013, which called to mind Kansai Yamamoto's original designs that the Spaceman rocked in the 70s.
Images: Getty, Imaxtree
Is it just us or is Bradley Cooper the Thin White Duke in the flesh...
Image: W magazine
Tune in to Lady Gaga's "Applause" or "Just Dance" videos to see a modern take on Bowie's Aladdin Sane album cover.
"I was literally born with a David Bowie album in my hand," designer Hedi Slimane told AnOther magazine in 2010. That became evident from his signature slim designs at Saint Laurent in the 90s and was solidified by his men's collection for Spring 2014.
In 2009, model Candice Swanepoel sashayed down the Victoria's Secret catwalk in an asymmetrical jumpsuit reminiscent of the infamous Ziggy suits designed by Kansai Yamamoto.
Rihanna did the same thing at the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam in 2010.
Attention: Miuccia Prada may be a closet superfan. Her Fall 2012 collection for Miu Miu is basically a remake of the 1971 music video "Life On Mars?" and we're not mad about it.
Images: "Life On Mars?" Video Still, Imaxtree
For over four decades, the cultural chameleon known as David Bowie crafted his immortality through a medley of fantastical avant-garde guises that defied gender stereotypes, kick-started glam rock and pushed the world of fashion into another orbit. He transformed himself into a flamboyant, planet-hopping martian messiah called Ziggy Stardust, a hedonistic cosmonaut named Major Tom and an emaciated, hollow zombie with a colossal cocaine habit known as the Thin White Duke. These indelible incarnations, among a dozen others, have influenced just about every walk of life in the fashion and music industry. Just take a look for yourself and you’ll find everyone from Gaultier to Gaga paying homage to the Great One.