Bowie Breaks Records at V&A

Striped bodysuit by Kansai Yamamoto for Bowie's 1973 Alladin Sane tour
Striped bodysuit by Kansai Yamamoto for Bowie’s 1973 Alladin Sane tour

The Victoria and Albert Museum’s major new David Bowie exhibition David Bowie Is doesn’t open until Saturday yet over 42,000 advance tickets have already been purchased, breaking attendance records by doubling pre-opening ticket sales for any other V&A exhibition, ever.  The show includes over 60 stage costumes (including the spectacular Kansai Yamamoto number above) as well as personal items like handwritten lyrics and diary entries.  Bowie’s had nothing to do with the show, but it conveniently coincides with the launch of The Next Day, the musician’s first studio album in over a decade.

Bowie Breaks Records at V&A

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