David Bowie might be gone, but the legendary Ziggy Stardust will never be forgotten. Tributes to Bowie, who passed away on January 10th at the age of 69, have been pouring in from friends, family and fans, including fashion’s most famous faces.
David’s son, Duncan Jones, was one of the first to lead tributes, Tweeting “Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all”. David’s wife, Iman, is yet to make a public comment.
Following Duncan, designers Henry Holland, Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier also paid their tributes on Instagram and Twitter. Fred Perry and Alexander McQueen also expressed their condolences over their official social media pages.
With a 50-year career under his bejeweled belt, and a massive influence on the fashion industry, it’s no wonder the tributes to Bowie keep coming. Think androgynous fashion is something new? David had been doing it for decades, especially in his Ziggy Stardust era - the look that set the tone for rock star cool in the 1970s.
His metallic jumpsuits, lightning bolt face paint and bright red mullet still had a huge impact 40 years later, heavily inspiring Jean Paul Gaultier’s SS13 collection - here's how David Bowie has influenced fashion through the years.
Even Prime Minister David Cameron even paid tribute, stating “I grew up listening to and watching the pop genius David Bowie. He was a master of re-invention, who kept getting it right. A huge loss”.
Song lyrics, album covers and pictures of David are flooding Instagram, with #RIPDavidBowie shooting to Twitter’s top trends only 20 minutes after the news of his death broke on David Bowie’s official social media pages. A street party celebrating David's life also popped up in Brixton, with hundreds of fans travelling down to pay their respects to the starman.
David’s death comes just days after he released his final album, Black Star on his 69th birthday. Sales of the album rocketed online this morning, leading it to sell out on Amazon.co.uk.
RIP David Bowie – our thoughts go out to David’s family at this difficult time. We've rounded up put together some of David Bowie's most iconic pictures if you're feeling nostalgic.