December 11, 2015

Mr Fish "Man's Dress" – Pictures of David Bowie in a Floral-Patterned Dress, Which Was Used for the Cover Art of "The Man Who Sold the World"

The first UK release of The Man Who Sold the World's cover, on which Bowie is seen reclining in a Mr Fish "man's dress", was an early indication of his interest in exploiting his androgynous appearance.

The dress was designed by British fashion designer Michael Fish, and Bowie also used it in February 1971 on his first promotional tour to the United States, where he wore it during interviews despite the fact that the Americans had no knowledge of the as yet unreleased UK cover.

The photographs were taken by a Daily Mirror photographer in 1971, at Bowie's home in Haddon Hall, an English Edwardian mansion that had been converted to apartments.

(Photos: Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Corbis, via Mashable/Retronaut)


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