Though he was born in London and raised in South London Suburb – David Bowie had a profound impact on the culture of New York City for over five decades.
Not only did David Bowie live and work in New York City, he also inspired many of the city’s most prominent artists, musicians and fashion designers.
Tommy Hilfiger, who was a personal friend of the late, great rock star, hosted a celebration of “David Bowie – A Life”; Which is a new critically acclaimed biography written by London GQ Editor Dylan Jones. David and his wife Iman appeared in a Hilfiger campaign for Tommy’s Spring 2004 collection.
Jones’ book is comprised of interviews with Bowie’s friends, lovers, rivals and collaborators, and delves into the rock singer’s life long love affair with New York City.
David Bowie was artistically motivated by New York City’s quintessential rock artist Lou Reed. Bowie co-produced Lou Reed’s most popular solo album “Transformer” which was a touchstone for many New York City artists. Legendary Photographer Mick Rock shot the cover of the album. Mick Rock was also David Bowie’s official photographer in 1972 and published a book of the rock star’s images entitled “The Rise of David Bowie”.
David’s influence in New York City also extended beyond the music scene; Even athletes like Victor Cruz are attracted to his unique sense of style. David Bowie was drawn to New York City for its music, art and energy. The city itself was forever changed by his presence and the spirit of the legendary musician lives on in his adopted home of New York City.