19 Times David Bowie Looked Cooler Than You

08/01/2016 08:06 | Updated 11 January 2016

Music icon and all-around legend David Bowie sadly passed away this morning (11 January) after an 18-month battle with cancer.

This came days after celebrating his 69th birthday on Friday 8 January.

While the world reels in shock, there is no doubt that his impact as a multi-talented recording artist, painter and actor which influenced pop culture for more than 40 years, will live on for decades more.

Over the years, the Brixton-born sensation became known as much for his game-changing style as his contribution to music - even inspiring a major V&A exhibition of his groundbreaking outfits.

So, in honour of Bowie's life, we take a look back at some of the coolest fashion moments from rock’s greatest self-reinventor...

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  • With then-wife Angela in Paris, 1973
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  • At Hammersmith Odeon, 1973
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  • In 'Zoolander' with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, 2001
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  • In his apartment at Haddon Hall, Kent, 1970
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  • In 'The Hunger', 1983
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  • Applying Ziggy Stardust makeup, 1973
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  • Kissing Angela from a train at Victoria Station, 1973
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  • Performing, 1970
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  • In an Amsterdam hotel as Aladdin Sane, 1974
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  • Performing as Aladdin Sane, 1974
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  • In 'The Man Who Fell To Earth', 1976
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  • Performing at Empire Pool as the Thin White Duke, 1976
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  • In Hyde Park, London, 1966
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  • In the 'Let's Dance' video, 1983
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  • In 'Labyrinth', 1986
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  • Performing as Ziggy Stardust, 1973
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  • With wife Iman, 1991
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  • In the video for 'Miracle Goodnight', 1993
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  • On a rooftop in Paddington, London, 1968

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