“London boy, London boy, your flashy clothes are your pride and joy…”
Oh how I want to see this exhibition! “23 March – 28 July 2013. The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie. David Bowie is will feature more than 300 objects that include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and Bowie’s own instruments.”
Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, 1973. Photograph by Brian Duffy.
Striped bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour 1973. Design by Kansai Yamamoto. Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita.
Original photography for the Earthling album cover, 1997. Union Jack coat designed by Alexander McQueen in collaboration with David Bowie. Photograph by Frank W Ockenfels 3.
Promotional shoot for The Kon-rads 1963. Photograph by Roy Ainsworth.
Photo collage of manipulated film stills from The Man Who Fell to Earth.
David Bowie and William Burroughs 1974. Photograph by Terry O’Neill.
Self portrait in pose also adopted for the album cover of ‘Heroes’ 1978.
via The V&A