David Bowie’s Rare Fashion Disasters: A Career Retrospective

As you’ve probably gathered, we’re pretty big David Bowie fans here, and we’re as much in awe of his sense of style as everyone else. Still, even the greatest aren’t immune to fashion missteps — a fact that we find perversely reassuring, if we’re honest — and as proof, here’s a selection of photos of Bowie captured in moments when the mask wasn’t sitting quite as elegantly as it might have been. This is all in affectionate fun, of course — after all, who else besides Santa Claus would even try to get away with a red suit (or that video with Mick Jagger)?


The early years: proof that not even our hero is immune to the inexplicable lure of the poodle perm.