|Let's get our Bowie on (image from telgraph.co.uk)|
|Bowie in his striped bodysuit by Kansai Yamamoto for the Aladdin Sane tour|
1973 (image from telegraph.co.uk)
|Banana trousers and sharp suits with Bowie influences|
from Alexander McQueen AW12 (images from style.com)
One of the things I think the V&A does best is bringing their exhibitions to life with music and video, this was done to great effect with Blade Runner at the at the Postmodernism show which finished in January this year. David Bowie Is... will include footage of performances and videos as well as artwork, set designs, costumes, photography and much more from the huge Bowie archive which houses over 60,000 objects. Gucci's Frida Giannini says Bowie is "one of my greatest inspirations" so we're hoping for some special contributions from the design house, perhaps more traditionally known for its equestrian heritage and classic luxury aesthetic than rock star associations. Furthermore, as the title suggests, maybe the exhibition will give a broader view of Bowie's genius- as afforded by the incredible archive access the curators will have been privy to- underlining the bits which didn't get quite the attention they deserved the first time around. One thing's for sure, I'll be needing a McQueen banana leg jumpsuit for my visit.
David Bowie Is... runs at the V&A from 23rd March to 28th July 2013. Find out more and get tickets here