Flaboyant performers always steal my heart as two have made more short list (three if you count Numan’s robotic persona as flamboyant).
It was also a year for the perfect blue thanks to a fab painter and summer dreaming fashion photography.
But, the mind blowing designer behind many of Bowie’s greatest looks gets the top spot.
4. Yves Klein
5. Tom Palumbo
6. Gary Numan