See Bowie’s Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes over his Golden Years

The Victoria and Albert Museum have bagged more than 80,000 items that span six decades of the cultural icon’s career. All will be available to view through the creation of The David Bowie Centre for the Study of Performing Arts, opening in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

From instruments owned by the world-famous musician, as well as writings and unrealised projects never before seen to highlights including stage costumes such as Bowie’s breakthrough Ziggy Stardust ensembles, designed by Freddie Burretti in 1972, Kansai Yamamoto’s creations for the Aladdin Sane tour in 1973, and the Union Jack coat designed by Bowie and Alexander McQueen for the 1997 Earthling album cover. Over 70,000 photographs, prints, negatives, slides and contact sheets taken by some of the 20th century’s leading photographers from Terry O’Neill to Brian Duffy and Helmut Newton – We cannot wait.

 

 

 

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