You know how excited we are about Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibition? Well we’re even more stoked about the V&A’s ‘David Bowie is’ retrospective, with a little help from Gucci. Bowie, like Madonna has rocked every trend and made trouser suits, lightning bolts and so much more completely iconic. It’s testimony to the man that Kate Moss has tried to steal his style!
The phrase that’s got me salivating is ‘unprecedented access’ to personal items, artwork, written lyrics, photos, films, instruments, costumes and yes, fashion. Readers, this is a whole day out for me and I might have to go back many, many times once the exhibition opens in 23 March…after all, there’s a lot to see -300+ items- *squee!*
Sooo….costumes. We’re excited about the Ziggy Stardust bodysuits by Freddie Burretti, hopefully some linen suits and blue shoes, Kansai Yamamoto’s Aladdin Sane designs and some patriotic McQueen, (always). And think of the photos!
Gucci’s Creative Director, Frida Giannini, told press: “David Bowie is… one of my greatest inspirations His individuality, originality and authenticity have been defining. Through his creative genius his influence on music, fashion, art and popular culture over decades has been immeasurable and will continue to be for decades to come.” We totally agree.
You know this one. (pic: Brian Duffy)
Putting MC Hammer in the little league. (pic: Sukia/The David Bowie Archive 2012)
I love this fashion phase. (pic: Archive as before and film still by Robert Rowlands)
Pics: The Telegraph