It’s official: The world has gone Bowie-crazy. Not that we’re complaining, mind. Fresh from releasing his first new music in what feels like an eternity, this month the Star Man is landing at the V&A as he becomes the subject of a major retrospective — an exhibition that is set to be the most successful show in the museum’s history.
We can’t say we’re surprised; there’s a lot to love about Davie Jones of Bromley, and aside from an ill-judged cover of Dancing In The Street with Mick Jagger (if you don’t know what we’re talking about, watch the video NOW), he never puts a foot wrong when it comes to being ice cool.
Over the course of a career that straddles an impressive five decades and counting, Bowie has tirelessly reinvented the notion of a rock star and has challenged just about every convention going. And we struggle to think of another man on earth who evokes such serious pangs of wardrobe envy.
And now, he's gone and given curators Geoffrey Marsh and Victoria Broackes unprecedented access to the Bowie archive to create the first international retrospective of the great man's life and work, David Bowie Is.
Opening its door on Saturday March 23, the exhibition boasts more than 300 Bowie artefacts, many of which have never been seen before. The hoard includes everything from handwritten lyrics and sketches to his insanely eye-frazzling stage costumes, aiming to illustrate Bowie’s immense creative influence on, well, just about everything. We had the pleasure and delight of catching up with co-curator Victoria to find out just what to expect…