The David Bowie exhibition at the V&A is one of the fastest selling exhibitions in the museum’s history with more than 47,000 tickets sold before the first day! But is it actually worth it? It’s £14 a ticket and if you haven’t bought one yet, then I advise you to read this post carefully and judge for yourself.
I attended a press and VIP preview, where we got to tour the rooms and see around 300 objects illustrating Bowie’s 50 years in showbiz. This consisted of a lot of costumes like you can see in the photos above and below.
There were also unseen photos of Bowie (like below) and sketches he had drawn on tour along with storyboards and musical scores.
However, this is all well and good if you are a fan of Bowie, but as I toured the exhibition I couldn’t help but thing why him? Mick Jagger and The Stones have just as much fashion history and rock n roll madness (if not more) and what about the Beatles?
Thankfully I was able to keep myself amused by looking at some of the VIP guests who attended. It attracted a diverse crowd such as actor Bill Nighy, Oasis star Noel Gallagher, Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw, London society figures Richard and Basia Briggs and actress Tilda Swinton and there were also some really really good looking guys. Firstly I drooled over Douglas Booth.
Then I was mesmerised by D&G model David Gandy and his dreamy blue eyes.
And talking of eyes, there is a definite spark in Dr Who star Matt Smith’s peepers. He’s a bit mischievous 🙂
If you are a Bowie fan you can book tickets at the V&A website but you will get more out of it of you research Bowie before you go.
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