I’m back in London this week, after being in utopic Auckland, New Zealand for a month, where I did catch a few dress-related exhibitions of note. However, coming home to England, I was greeted with the news that advance tickets to the Victoria & Albert Museum’s current retrospective of the career of David Bowie, in sound and vision, were sold out!
Thankfully, my room-mate and die-hard long-time Bowie fan had booked us tickets for late July before the last were gone. Unsurprisingly, there are a lot of Bowie fans in range of the exhibition or doubtless are coming from afar to see this unprecedented coming together of Bowie’s stage costumes and other ephemera. Some tickets are still available at the museum on day of showing – but the museum’s site advises arriving early to purchase.
Since there will surely be some disappointed fans out there who can’t get in, and I couldn’t really bear the thought of waiting until July to know what’s on display, I share with you a clip of the exhibition put together by ArtLyst. It gives a good impression of the exhibition as a whole and focuses in on the displays. However, I recommend you watch it synced to your favourite Bowie tune instead of with the clip’s somewhat sleepy background music!