David Bowie is named the best dressed Briton in history
David Bowie mania continues to sweep the nation as the legendary singer is named the best-dressed Briton in history, by a new poll released today.
Beating a prestigious list of royalty, including Elizabeth I and Queen Alexandra, Bowie bagged the BBC History magazine’s top spot this week, chosen by various fashion experts and historians.
The latest honor adds to Bowie’s endless list of achievements in 2013: his V&A exhibition was the fastest-selling in the museum’s history and his new album, the first in over a decade, saw him nominated for a Mercury Award, and he became a campaign star for Louis Vuitton.
Finding time to be the best dressed on top of all that can’t have been easy…
“David Bowie has received many accolades in his glittering career, but surely none of them compare to being voted the best-dressed Briton of all time," said the BBC magazine's editor Rob Attar.
"Bowie had to overcome a king, two queens and a political heavyweight to triumph in our poll, and in doing so has struck a blow for 20th - and 21st-century fashions."
The Space Oddity singer received 48.5% of the vote, while the Duchess of Devonshire, George Brummell, Anne Messel and Ellen Terry also appeared in the top 10.
By Jessica Bridgeman