Performing at a sold out and packed New York Radio City Hall in 1974, David performed in a double breasted suit with shoulder pads. While the public awaited a proper characterization of Bowie, he showed out as himself. Holding on to his fondness of extravagantly detailed graphic patterned apparel, pictured above is a velvet lapeled piece that proved his eye catching aura was permanent. The next persona to come from the perfectly imaginative Bowie is the Thin White Duke, an alter ego that thrived on displaying a fiery and refined image, yet inside was emotionless. Bowie once described the character as “ice masquerading as fire”. The Thin White Duke was conceived at a point in David’s life when he was addled by drug addiction and the persona mirrored his behind the scenes way of life. 

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