David Bowie Retrospective At The V&A Museum
–Posted by Calum Sager on 6 September 2012
An exhibition charting the career of British singer David Bowie will open at the V&A in London in March 2013.
The Victoria and Albert has been given unprecented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate what will be his first international retrospective. The "David Bowie is" exhibition will feature handwritten lyrics, original costumes and set designs alongside the 65-year-old star's own instruments. The V&A said it would explore Bowie as a musical innovator and cultural icon. More than 60 stage costumes will be on display, including original Ziggy Stardust bodysuits from 1972 and outfits designed for his Aladdin Sane and Thin White Duke characters. This striped bodysuit for the 1973 Aladdin Sane tour was designed by Kansai Yamamoto
Other exhibits include the Union Jack coat designed by Bowie and Alexander McQueen for the Earthling album cover in 1997. Works by such photographers as Herb Ritts, Helmut Lang, Brian Duffy and Terry O'Neill will also feature. "David Bowie is a true icon, more relevant to popular culture now than ever," said V&A director Martin Roth.
23rd March 2013 - 28th July 2013 at V&A Museum London
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