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.
Maria Denardo is the Fashion Director at theFashionSpot. Prior to joining tFS, she worked as the Site Director at Lifestyle Mirror and the Senior Fashion Editor at Fashion Week Daily. Her "unhealthy attachment" to hats led her to the halls of FIT, where she's currently completing her millinery certification. She proves that turbans never, ever go out of style.