"Aladdin Sane" album cover photo.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago hosts the only U.S. stop for "David Bowie is" from Sept. 23, 2104 to Jan. 4, 2015.
The retrospective of Bowie's career brings together 400 objects, with album covers, artwork, stage designs, photographs and bodysuits.
Quilted two-piece suit, 1972. Designed by Freddie Burretti for the "Ziggy Stardust" tour.
David, or "Davie" Jones joined the Kon-rads as a teenager, singing vocals and playing the saxophone.
Aladdin Sane boots
Red platform boots from the 1973 "Aladdin Sane" tour.
Diamond Dogs, 1974
Promotional photo for the "Diamond Dogs" tour in 1974.
Aladdin Sane tour outfit
Asymmetric knitted bodysuit, 1973. Designed by Kansai Yamamoto for the "Aladdin Sane"tour.
Self portrait, 1978
Self portrait with the pose used in "Heroes," album cover, 1978.
Life on Mars?
Ice blue suit designed by Freddie Burretti for the "Life on Mars?" video, 1972.
Acoustic guitar from "Space Oddity" era, 1969.
Ashes to Ashes
David Bowie during the filming of the "Ashes to Ashes" video, 1980.
Bodysuit for "Aladdin Sane" tour
Striped bodysuit for "Aladdin Sane" tour, 1973. Design: Kansai Yamamoto.
The Man Who Fell to Earth
Photo collage of manipulated film stills from "The Man Who Fell to Earth," c. 1975-6.
Design: David Bowie; film stills: David James.
Installation view at the Art Gallery of Ontario, of the Union Jack coat used on the "Earthling"album cover, 1997. The Union Jack coat design was made by Alexander McQueen in collaboration with David Bowie.
David Bowie is
Installation view, "David Bowie is," exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. March 23 - August 11, 2013.