David Bowie voted best-dressed Briton in history

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Competition was tough in the naming of BBC History Magazine’s best-dressed Briton. Elizabeth I and George ‘Beau’ Brummel were just two of the other names that peppered the shortlist compiled by historians and fashion experts. However the winner, as voted for by the British public, was none other than David Bowie. The music and fashion icon won with over 48.5 per cent of the vote.

With a Mercury Award nominated new album and a hugely successful V&A exhibition, we say this is the cherry on top of an extremely successful year. Rob Attar from BBC History Magazine said: “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. 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”.