DAVID BOWIE AT THE V&A BY THE SUNDAY TIMES STYLE’S RICHARD GRAY
It’s official, the David Bowie Is exhibition has become the Victoria & Albert Museum’s fastest-selling event, shifting over 47,000 tickets before it opens to the public this weekend.
It’s a wonderful collection of 300 objects collected over 50 years: costumes, photos, music videos, set designs and film. Here are a few pictures:
The programme and audio guide.
The Tokyo Pop bodysuit made for Bowie by Kansai Yamamoto.
Quilted two piece suit worn for his Starman performance on TOTP 1972 designed by Freddie Buretti.
Stood in a box above our heads a cloak worn by Bowie by Kansai Yamamoto in 1973.
Outfit by Bowie worn Saturday night Live in 1981. The artist-cum-backing singer Klaus Nomi later appropriated the look.
Bowie co-designed this Union Jack coat with Alexander McQueen.
Costume for the Thin White Duke. 1976
Marie Helvin for Harpers and Queen, 1971, wearing Kansai Yamamoto.
David Bowie is: March 23rd- August 11th, 2013. Victoria & Albert Museum
by Richard Gray