David Bowie has been crowned the best-dressed Briton in history. The 66-year-old musician topped BBC History Magazine‘s shortlist, which is chosen by various historians, fashion experts and curators.
Of course, Bowie is more ‘current’ than the other names that made an appearance on BBC History Magazine‘s shortlist for best-dressed Briton in history. The Queen of ruffles Elizabeth 1 followed the stylish musician on the list, while Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire ranked third and British dandy and founder of the modern suit, George ‘Beau’ Brummell came in at number four.
“David Bowie has received many accolades in his glittering career, but surely none of them compare to being voted the best-dressed Briton of all time,” said BBC History Magazine editor Rob Attar. “Bowie had to overcome a king, two queens and a political heavyweight to triumph in our poll, and in doing so has struck a blow for 20th and 21st-century fashions.”
A showcase of the singer’s collection of memorabilia is currently on display at The Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. The exhibit will close on November 27th.