A Look Back at David Bowie's Indelible Influence on Fashion

A style icon of the highest order, David Bowie passed away on Sunday at age 69.
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David Bowie performs in New York City in 1987. Photo: L. Busacca/Getty Images

David Bowie performs in New York City in 1987. Photo: L. Busacca/Getty Images

Music, art and fashion lost one of the greats on Sunday, when David Bowie passed away at age 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer. To say that the musician broadened the imagination of the fashion industry is, well, the understatement of the century. Plumbing the Internet for photos taken throughout Bowie's long career is a master class in the power of self-styling and constant reinvention, the potency of boldness and oddness. For editors, stylists and designers, Bowie was, and is, king: Decades after he released 1973's "Aladdin Sane," editorials still reference the red lightning bolt painted across his face on the album's cover. Designers are still recreating his patterned bodysuits, stylists still slipping eye patches over models' eyes. When you see someone with hair dyed a saturated orange-red, you know exactly who inspired it.

Today, we're taking a look back at some of the photo shoots and collections in which Bowie's influence shines brightest. We hope you enjoy.