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Transgressive Fashion in the Victorian Era

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Striped bodysuit designed by Kansai Yamamoto for the 1973 Aladdin Sane tour.

Striped bodysuit designed by Kansai Yamamoto for the 1973 Aladdin Sane tour.

My first experience of Bowie was not of his music, but of a Ziggy Stardust poster I saw on my cousin’s wall when I was about 7. I didn’t quite understand who he was, but he looked magical to me, and never forgot that look. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love Bowie, really. I could go on and on about the loss I feel, and it’s comforting to know I am in the company of millions.

A couple years ago, I co-organised a conference called Crafting the Look: Styling as Creative Process. In titling the paper sessions, we decided to name each one after a David Bowie tune, because in thinking about styling and expression of identity, there was no one more inspiring.

Rest in peace, Starman.

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This entry was posted on January 10, 2016 by in David Bowie and tagged , , .

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'Mrs Luke Ionides' by William Blake Richmond, London, 1882. Oil on canvas. Collection of the V&A, Museum no. E.1062-2003. Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund and the Friends of the V&A.

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