Superfly: 15 Style Icons of the 1970s

4. David Bowie

Glam rock reared its flamboyant head in the early 1970s, and David Bowie was the vanguard of this movement that filled the void after the Beatles' break-up in 1970. He found immediate success while wearing insane outfits that adorned the glam character Ziggy Stardust - a rock 'n roll star from outer space. Even though glam rock and its frontman Ziggy were both huge successes, Bowie ditched the make-up and the glitter in both style and sound, and transformed himself with slick British tailored suiting. Bowie would continue to re-conceive both his sound and his manner of dress, but the '70s were the decade he went from one extreme to the other without missing a beat.

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