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David Bowie IsMore than sixty flamboyant stage costumes worn by pop icon David Bowie can be seen at London's Victoria & Albert Museum when it hosts a major retrospective of the musician and actor's career in spring 2013. Featuring over 300 objects including lyrics, instruments, photographs and videos, David Bowie Is features outlandish costumes including 1970's Ziggy Stardust bodysuits and the Union Jack coat designed by Bowie and Alexander McQueen for the 1997 Earthling album cover. The exhibition follows the young David Robert Jones, born in Brixton in 1947, on the artistic journey he makes in becoming David Bowie, the stage name he officially adopted in 1965. More than just a songwriter, Bowie was involved in designing the costumes, stage sets and album artwork and was truly innovative with his 1972 creation of alien alter ego Ziggy Stardust. His role in film and on stage is celebrated in the final section through an immersive audio-visual space with footage of music videos, live tours and films including Labyrinth and Basquiat.

 

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The Victoria and Albert Museum (or V & A as everyone calls it) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. Today it houses over 4 million items spanning centuries and hundreds of cultures. The stunning collection covers European, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Islamic artefacts ranging from ceramics, glass, metalwork and sculpture to costume, armour, weaponry and furniture. More about Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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DATES  16th April 2016 to 12th March 2017
VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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