David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust of The 1970s David Bowie (aka Ziggy Stardust) wearing a sensational creation by Kansai Yamamoto. Born in Yokohama in 1944, the Japanese fashion designer was only 27 when he held his first international fashion show in London in 1971.

David Bowie by Mick Rock David Bowie on stage during The 1980 Floor Show, wearing a cobweb bodysuit designed by Natasha Korniloff. Photograph by Mick Rock.

Kansai Yamamoto was the genius designer of some of Bowie's Ziggy Stardust era beautiful clothing.

40 years ago today David Bowie appeared at the Rainbow Theatre, London giving a special Christmas Eve concert!

// David Bowie and Kansai Yamamoto, April 1973.

David Bowie with the well-known contemporary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto – April, 1973

Striped bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour, 1973 designed by Kansai Yamamoto.    Photograph: Masayoshi Sukita/courtesy of The David Bowie Archive

O estilo de David Bowie. Masayoshi Sukita/courtesy of The David Bowie Archive Striped bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour, 1973 designed by Kansai Yamamoto

Marie Helvin in Kansai Yamamoto feature in Vogue UK October 1971, photographed by Clive Arrowsmith

theyroaredvintage: “ The famous 1971 wool jumpsuit by Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto and the ensemble it inspired. Photo by Clive Arrowsmith for Vogue UK.

David Bowie jumping in Kansai Yamamoto’s “Rites of Spring” costume (Ziggy Stardust UK tour, 1973). Photo by Masayoshi Sukita

Pictures of David Bowie Doing Crazy Stuff

David Bowie in the “Tokyo Pop” vinyl bodysuit that Yamamoto Kansai designed for his Aladdin Sane tour, 1973 “David Bowie is” an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, March Beijos da Alex :)

Fashion in Motion Kansai Yamamoto

Fashion in Motion: Kansai Yamamoto

Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto will be the subject of the V&A's next Fashion in Motion.