An official licensed unisex Cotton Tee featuring the David Bowie ‘Ziggy Stardust’ design motif.
Released on 16 June 1972, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars was David Bowies fifth studio album.
Described as a rock opera and a loose concept album, Ziggy Stardust concerns Bowie’s titular alter ego Ziggy Stardust, a fictional androgynous, bisexual rock star who is sent to Earth as a saviour before an impending apocalyptic disaster.
The photos for the front and rear of the Ziggy Stardust album were taken on 13 January 1972 on a cold, wet night by photographer Brian Ward, who had a first-floor studio at #29 Heddon Street, London was the chosen site for the photographic session.
According to Ward, Bowie had phoned him requesting a shooting location resembling a “Brooklyn alley scene” where he could appear alone like an alien being.