Target To Offer David Bowie Themed Clothes. Sadly, No Sequined Jumpsuits, Not Designed By Bowie

“British musician-turned-designer Keanan Duffty” has designed a line of David Bowie-themed mens wear for Target, according to a press release that reads like an acceptance speech:

Bowie has inspired Duffty since childhood and, through his music, taught the designer to experiment across different creative mediums. Duffty applies this lesson to his eclectic encore collection that debuts on October 14 at most Target stores and at Target.com.

Several of the collection’s key pieces draw direct inspiration from characters and songs by David Bowie. The tuxedo, vest and pants were inspired by David’s Thin White Duke persona, the song “Station to Station” and his most recent album “Reality.” The dress shirts and trench coat are references to David’s first movie role as Thomas Jerome Newton in “The Man Who Fell to Earth.” In addition, the gray button-down shirt features Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” lyrics scripted onto the fabric.

“David Bowie has always brought left field ideas to mainstream pop culture and has defined his own unique aesthetic and personality,” Duffty said. “Target strives to bring creativity and individuality to its guests, making this collection a perfect fit.”

For an extra $5 you can get a Bowie compilation CD along with your “Thin White Duke persona.” We know what we’re going to be for Halloween!

Rock legend David Bowie is inspiration behind limited-edition mens collection (Press Release) [Target via BuzzFeed]
(Photo:Target)

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  1. faust1200 says:

    “Do you have just one sequined jumper, Bowie? Or do you have several cha cha changeeesss!!” – >Flight of the Conchords “Bowie”

  2. faust1200 says:

    Wow I messed up that link sorry. Here

  3. yttri says:

    @faust1200:
    Flight of the Conchords are so awesome.

  4. VidaLondres says:

    What, no girls clothes? :( I wanna be Bowie too.

  5. Trai_Dep says:

    Spangled jumpsuits with oversized plastic codpieces? BOY, my officemates are in for a treat monday morning!

    Err, isn’t the Thin White Duke personna somewhat lacking w/o a shooting kit, coke mirror and a fourteen-year-old West Berlin male prostitute? I always feel naked dressing up so without these mandatory accessories…

  6. Lars says:

    What a horrible idea. I should be an executive at Target in charge of common sense. I wouldn’t have any novel ideas, just shoot down batshit crazy ones like this.

  7. wring says:

    I wanna be a thin androgynous dude too :(

  8. wring says:

    @faust1200: url is broken.

  9. nardo218 says:

    *squee*! See, this is how you get a blowjob at the gay bars – look like the boys’ hero and the bicurious lesbians’ fanfic dreamboat.

  10. mandarin says:

    That looks….. kinda gay…

  11. UpsetPanda says:

    I imagine David Bowie would be able to design fantastic girls’ clothing. The only way you’d get straight men to buy anything David Bowie designed would be if he made Armani make suits and put his name on the label. I much prefer the elder, more subdued Bowie look when it comes to men. I like my men without sequins, thankyouverymuch.

  12. spryte says:

    Will they also be selling the balled-up-sock accessory from Labyrinth? :)

    Bowie is definitely a well-dressed man, but some of the older Bowie looks are not exactly everyday ware….unless you are very gay, in which case, rock it sister!

  13. spryte says:

    @spryte: Um…that should be “wear”, of course.

    Bleh.

  14. Lin-Z [linguist on duty] says:

    I can’t wait to make my boyfriend dress like bowie!

  15. G-Dog says:

    Does the clothing come with the red peppers, milk, and cocaine that bowie said he lived on during his Thin White Duke phase?

    Honestly, I’d rather dress as The Goblin King from Labyrinth than Ziggy Stardust.

  16. WV.Hillbilly says:

    Will his dress from The Man Who Sold The World be available?

  17. Anonymous says:

    It seems that Target is going out of its way to lose my business in the clothing department (not to mention my AARP-card-carrying mother’s).

  18. QuiteSpunky says:

    When will the Billy Joel inspired line of clothing be available? I’ve been looking everywhere for a pair of pink sidewinders and a bright orange pair of pants.

  19. Consumerist Moderator - ACAMBRAS says:

    @QuiteSpunky:

    You could really be a Beau Brummel, Baby, if you’d just give it half a chance.