As part of David Bowie’s comeback an exhibition celebrating his life and fashion will be coming to the V & A from the end of next month. The collection was put together by the V & A’s theatre and performance curators will include handwritten lyrics, original costumes including the Ziggy Stardust bodysuit designed by Freddie Buretti, as well as Bowie’s own instruments and notes detailing his creative ideas.
The singer who turned 66 this week has spent the past two years secretly recording his upcoming LP also released next month. The first track from the album titled Where Are We Now? has just been released and shows a much more reflective and nostalgic side to Bowie tying in nicely with an exhibition looking back on his life so far.
The exhibition will also show excerpts of live performances and music videos, as well as films that Bowie has starred in. Running along side the show will be talks from curators and a one day workshop on electronic instruments. A collectors edition book, signed by Bowie himself, will also be released, although there’s only 300 available, so you will need to head onto the V & A website to register your interest pretty quickly.
David Bowie is will be showing at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 23rd March – 28 July 2013. Visit www.vam.ac.uk for details.