Glam punk fashion, androgynous style and image reinvention would be unrecognizable today without the influence of British superstar, David Bowie. David has always possessed an effortless style but it wasn’t until the birth of his early 70’s alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust, that Bowie notoriously changed the world of men’s fashion and pop culture style as we know it.

Otherworldly, flamboyant, striking fashions came from the short-lived Ziggy Stardust era. Comparing today’s fashion (see Madonna and Lady Gaga) with the style Bowie fronted then definitely reveals a noticeable influence. Sadly, early millennium fashion isn’t even as provocative or daring as it was 40 years prior.

David Bowie was truly ahead of his time. His collaborations in the areas of art, fashion and music even garnered him a attributed exhibition in 2013 by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Predominately featuring photos from the Ziggy Stardust period of Bowie’s career in this post was as intentional as the messages David was trying to transmit back then.

It’s shocking that in an age where Ziggy Stardust was allowed to happen, more tolerance didn’t immediately transcend through to the molding of our society until present day. Immersing myself in the highlights of Bowie’s impressive career enlightened me to his service as an inspiration of admirable creative freedom.

His music is wickedly awesome too: