Happy Birthday, Mr. Bowie

Aladdin Sane, Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke – and David Bowie – all turned 65 today.

Happy Birthday to the man of many guises – the original image breaker, style maker and never faker.

Skinny Tie David Bowie on Exshoesme.com
David Robert Jones, model mod.
Thin White Duke David on Exshoesme.com
The Thin White Duke – my favourite David fashion moment.
David Bowie with cigarette on Exshoesme.com
Bowie often played with the idea of androgyny.
David Bowie with long hair on Exshoesme.com
The re-invention of David continued with each new album.
A patterned David Bowie on Exshoesme.com
He’s always had a penchant for patterns. And ciggies.
David Bowie Wrapped 70s Style on Exshoesme.com
He often mixes patterns and prints, and has a fondness for scarves.
David Bowie aging with style on Exshoesme.com
I love a man who changes it up but has a constant quotient for things he loves.
Recent David Bowie on Exshoesme.com
Bowie, at an event last year.
David Bowie Alladin Sane on Exshoesme.com
Drama should have been his middle name.
Ashes to Ashes David Bowie on Exshoesme.com
He has inhabited many a character throughout his career. This is eons before kids were goo-goo for Gaga.
David Bowie in Heels on Exshoesme.com
A leg to stand on – he always took a stand on bending pre-set notions of gender. And he could work a pair of heels on stage!
Mullett David Bowie on Exshoesme.com
While he appeared in many forms, there were links to his past – and his future.
Modern Love David Bowie on Exshoesme.com
You see this image and Modern Love automatically starts playing in your head.
David Bowie in Green Suit on Exshoesme.com
Tailor-made: the music was always accessorized by the image.
David Bowie Jean Genie on Exshoesme.com
Covered, for the Jean Genie sleeve, in sleeveless body paint.
David Bowie With McQueen Coat On Exshoesme.com
Atop the coat he collaborated on with Alexander McQueen and wore for his Earthling album tour. I screamed when I saw him appear on stage in it. Yes, I was there.
David Bowie and Iman in April 2011 on Exshoesme.com
65 and still radiating: David Bowie, with wife Iman, in April 2011.

Happy Birthday to one of my fashion and music heroes.

Image sources in order: 1. Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images; 2. Lastfm.jp; 3. Lastfm.br; 
4. Life.com; 5. Totallyfuzzy.net; 6. Sanabelpress.com; 7. Exclaim.ca; 8. Metrolyrics.com; 
9. Artmony.biz; 10. Myspace.com; 11. Rcp_rouen.blogspot.com; 12. Lanutoforums.com; 
13. Allposters.com; 14. Thegorgeousdaily.com; 15. Flickr.com; 16. Raredeadly.tumblr.com; 
17. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images. 

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