1976 on the Cover of LA Times Magazine

On the eve of January 10, 2016 the world lost one of its greatest music, film, and fashion icons, none other than David Bowie.  Rather than mourn his death after an 18 month battle with cancer, we celebrate the 69 years of his legendary life.  David Bowie gave us experiences to open our ears and our eyes – and he was quite a spectacle as a fabulous eyewear collector!

1960's David Bowie
1960’s David Bowie

Here we see a young David Bowie looking chaste with fiery red curls matched with edgy orange toned goggle glasses.

With Rod Stewart
With Rod Stewart

Birds of a feather flock together, as music legends Rod Stewart and David Bowie hang out in this epic photo.  Bowie is ultra chic in a suit jacket and fedora and mysterious dark black aviator sunglasses.

1970 On the Cover of Rolling Stoen
1970 On the Cover of Rolling Stone

David Bowie’s style was unmatched, he was constantly debuting new looks that still remained streamlined to his personal style.  The pink lensed metal rimmed glasses are a remarkable eyewear choice in this swank Rolling Stone cover shot.1970s David BowieWhat was a casual tea time look for Bowie, in oversized round sunglasses, is one of the most sought after frame styles today.

1970 David Bowie in Emmanual Khahn Sunglasses
1970 David Bowie in Emmanual Khahn Sunglasses

Nobody can rock these rare Emmanual Khahn Sunglasses in white and blue quite like David Bowie.  While people were still stuck on the basic black wayfarer frame, Bowie was chichi in his two toned shades.

1970 david Bowie Eyeglasses
1970

Of course David Bowie is best recognized for his talents in the arts, but you cannot deny this man had a beautifully chiseled face that made any pair of glasses look hot.  Bowies hair, eyewear, clothing and accessories combined together created one hell of an ensemble.

With Iggy Pop
With Iggy Pop

So cavalier is Sir David Bowie just hanging out in his aviator shades with a group of friends to include Iggy Pop.  More Champagne, Mr. Bowie?

1973
1973

David Bowie was a pioneer in hair fashion, and this mohawk style makes a nice pallet for fashion-forward and grandiose white frames.

1975, The Man Who Fell To Earth
1975, The Man Who Fell To Earth

David Bowie looks out-of-this-world cool in his debut role in the film, “The Man Who Fell from Earth”.  The extra thick metal rimmed glasses with light gray lenses were not something you see everyday.

1976
1976

David Bowie did “dapper”, but he did it his way with these black double-nose bridged sunglasses and slicked back hair.

1976 on the Cover of LA Times Magazine
1976 on the Cover of LA Times Magazine

Many of David Bowie’s looks had a unifying color to them, and in this LA Time Cover shoot that color is Peach.  Bowie’s hair, shirt, and peach lensed glasses are far more avant-garde than peachy-keen.

1987
1987

Is there anything hotter than a 1980’s era David Bowie hanging outside in a jungle print shirt and bold black shades? Even a casual daytime look from Bowie makes a big impression.

David Bowie et Iman a Paris pour la fete de la musique. FRANCE - 23/06/1991
David Bowie et Iman a Paris pour la fete de la musique. FRANCE – 23/06/1991

They say the sum of the whole is greater than it’s parts, so you can imagine the impact of these two fashionista powerhouses merging! That of course is the union of David Bowie and supermodel Iman, who rule the streets of Paris in this 1991 photograph.  Both icons are accessorized head to toe while wearing mystifying dark lensed sunglasses.  David Bowie, you will never be forgotten.

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