“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”

David Bowie‘s words continue to echo in a world that feels infinitely poorer as we say farewell to a legend. Mod teenager to dapper gentleman, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Halloween Jack, The Thin White Duke, rock star and fashion icon, David Bowie leaves an entire legacy behind, an immeasurable gift to the world.

Flamboyant, androgynous, fashion-forward, bold and uncompromising, his style heritage matches his fearless artistic spirit and creative genius. Spanning six decades, Bowie’s career consolidates the style chameleon as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

After the break, we remember David Bowie’s 15 most iconic fashion moments.

1960s – David Bowie’s mod beginnings.

Photo by Michael Ochs Archives via Getty Images.

david bowie iconic fashion moments

1971 – Unconventional fatherhood.

Photo by Ron Burton.

david bowie iconic fashion moments

1972 – Avant-Garde Space Samurai.

Photo by Masayoshi Sukita.

david bowie iconic fashion moments

1973 – Ziggy Stardust.

Photo by Masayoshi Sukita.

david bowie iconic fashion moments

1974 – Halloween Jack.

Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns.

david bowie iconic fashion moments

1974 – Soulful Bowie.

Photo by Terry O’Neill.

david bowie iconic fashion moments

1976 – The Thin White Duke.

Photo by Jorgen Angel / Redferns.

david bowie iconic fashion moments

1978 – Berlin Bowie.

Photo by Lynn Goldsmith.

david bowie iconic fashion moments

1979 – Relaxed Bowie.

Photo by Lord Snowdon.

david bowie iconic fashion moments

1980 – New Romantic Bowie.

Photo by Brian Duffy, costume designed by Natasha Komiloff.

david bowie iconic fashion moments

1989 – Tin Machine Bowie.

Photo by Masayoshi Sukita.

david bowie iconic fashion moments

1992 – Electronic Bowie.

Photo by Kevin Mazur / Getty Images.

david bowie iconic fashion moments

2000 – Baroque Bowie in Alexander McQueen.

Photo by Dave Hogan / Getty Images.

david bowie iconic fashion moments

2002 – Neo-classicist Bowie.

Photo by Dave Benett via Getty Images.

david bowie iconic fashion moments

2016 – Blackstar Bowie (the icon’s final photo shoot).

Photo by Jimmy King.

david bowie iconic fashion moments

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