Top Models Impersonating Bowie

Hannelore Knuts as David Bowie in fashion editorial Rock the House, photographed by Steven Meisel. US Vogue, 2001


Kate Moss portraying Bowie’s Aladdin Sane for Vogue UK. May 2003. Photo by Nick Knight


Raquel Zimmermann in Girl Meets Boy  by David Sims,  June 2010


Editorial: Androgyne
Magazine: Vogue Paris October 2010
Model: Iselin Steiro
Photographer: David Sims
Stylist: Emmanuelle Alt


Edita Vilkeviciute in Numéro #123rd issue, May 2011


Kate Moss portraying Ziggy Stardust for Vogue Paris.  December 2011/January 2012. Photo by Alas & Piggott


Daphne Guinness. Photo by Brian Adams for German Vogue, January 2013 issue


Stars Must Stick Together

Celebrities aren’t usually the ones doing the stalking, but David Bowie re-imagines the role famous people play in other people’s lives in the video accompanying his new single The Stars (Are Out Tonight).

Bowie and Tilda Swinton play a nicely settled middle-aged couple whose comfortable existence is upended when a celebrity pair – Saskia De Brauw and Andrej Pejic – follow them home from the grocery store and take over their space, both physical and emotional. The Norwegian model Iselin Steiro plays the young Bowie. The couples’ roles slowly reverse, calling into question exactly what Swinton and Bowie’s characters mean at the market when they agree, “We have a nice life.” Tilda Swinton being married to David Bowie is also like an alternative album cover for the Psychedelic Furs‘ classic Mirror Moves.


Mirror Moves (1984)



The music video directed by Floria Sigismondi, revisited some of the places the singer used to frequent in Berlin in the Seventies. The Stars (Are Out Tonight) is the second single from Bowie’s twenty-fourth studio album The Next Day (2013).

Venus in Furs Photographed by Steven Meisel

venus in furs 6Magazine: Vogue Italia
Issue: November 2010
Title: Venus in Furs
Models: Alla Kostromichova, Andrej Pejic, Freja Beha Erichsen, Iselin Steiro, Iris Strubegger, Michael Tintiuc & Tomek Szczukiecki