David Bowie exhibition at the V&A

David Bowie exhibition at the V&A

The other day I went to see David Bowie is, the exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum with my parents. His music is played a lot at home, and I’ve always been aware of how he used visuals and fashion in his work, so I was excited to see the exhibition.

The exhibition begins in the 1960s and shows the time that he grew up in and how he was influenced by what was around him at the time and how from very early on he was interested in incorporating theatrical aspects to his work.

There are lots of stage costumes here from all periods of his career, with all sorts of influences – some outer space, the clown costume I’ve seen in videos, and lots by Alexander McQueen who’s a favourite of mine.

There are giant record sleeves loads of old photos, and artwork and costumes related to many of the people he collaborated with, and a big room near the end with video of concerts from the 70s and 80s that looked really exciting.

Even being too young to appreciate David Bowie at the time, I found this exhibition fascinating and recommend it to anyone who is into music and visual design.