1977 saw Bowie move to Berlin to escape his dangerous drug problem. The artist left the glam behind and formed a laid back but overtly stylish look. Adopting the wear of the times and trends of the 70s, he is depicted wearing flared high-waisted trousers, a striped scarf and leather coat. Still completely thin, his waist was said to be a small 26 inches. From 1977 to the time of his passing, David Bowie adopted the persona of David Bowie. The man behind the lights and cameras, who had gone under the guise of a mod teenager, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and Thin White Duke would focus on consistently putting together strikingly fashionable and trend influenced looks for himself.