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David Bowie Exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum in London (PHOTOS)

See highlights from the exhibition David Bowie Is opening in London this week, by Isabel Wilkinson

Design by Brian Duffy and Celia Philo, make up by Pierre La Roche

(c) Duffy Archive

Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, 1973

David Bowie’s on a roll: he turned 66 in January, released his first album in a decade, and now is the subject of a sweeping new exhibition, David Bowie Is, at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. The show includes 300 items from Bowie’s archives, including photographs, music videos, handwritten lyrics, and (of course) some pretty outrageous costumes. One standout: the Ziggy Stardust bodysuits designed by Freddie Burretti in 1972. See highlights from the exhibition, which opens March 23 and runs through August 11.

 

Left design by Brian Duffy and Celia Philo, make up by Pierre La Roche

Courtesy of The David Bowie Archive 2012. Image (c) V&A Images

Promotional shoot for The Kon-rads, 1963

Photograph by Roy Ainsworth

(c) Sukita / The David Bowie Archive 2012

Striped bodysuit for Aladdin Sane tour, 1973

Design by Kansai Yamamoto. Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita

Courtesy of The David Bowie Archive 2012. Image (c) V&A Images

David Bowie and William Burroughs, 1974

Photograph by Terry O'Neill. Hand colouring by David Bowie.

Courtesy of The David Bowie Archive 2012. Film stills (c) STUDIOCANAL Films Ltd

Photo collage of manipulated film stills from The Man Who Fell to Earth, c1975-6

Design by David Bowie, film stills by David James

(c) John Robert Rowlands

The Archer Station to Station tour, 1976

Photograph by John Rowlands

(c) The David Bowie Archive 2012. Image (c) V&A Images

Cut up lyrics for "Blackout‚" from "Heroes," 1977

David Bowie

(c) The David Bowie Archive 2012. Image (c) V&A Images

Self portrait in pose also adopted for the album cover of "Heroes," 1978

David Bowie

Photograph by Frank W Ockenfels 3. (c) Frank W Ockenfels

Original photography for the Earthling album cover, 1997

Union Jack coat designed by Alexander McQueen in collaboration with David Bowie