The Victoria and Albert Museum's David Bowie exhibition has become its fastest-selling event
The David Bowie exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum has become its fastest-selling event, and it’s not even opened yet.
David Bowie fans have been snapping up tickets to the event which, having had unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive, features over 300 objects which celebrate the singer’s 50-year career, including costumes, photographs, film, set designs, and hand-written lyrics.
The exhibition is a treasure trove of David Bowie items with memorabilia such as his Ziggy Stardust bodysuits from 1972, diary entries, hand-written set lists, and set designs created for the Diamond Dogs tour in 1974 all on display.
It also features 60 of Bowie’s ground-breaking stage costumes, including Kansai Yamamoto’s designs for the Aladdin Sane tour of 1973 and a Union Jack coat designed by Bowie and Alexander McQueen for the 1997 Earthling Album cover.
About the staggering ticket sales, a spokeswoman for the museum said: ‘We have sold over 47,000 tickets for the exhibition. It is the most pre-sale tickets that we have ever recorded for an exhibition.’
Last night, the David Bowie exhibition had its VIP opening night with big names such as David Gandy, Tilda Swinton, Nick Grimshaw, Noel Gallagher, Pam Hogg, Matt Smith, Rosario Dawson, Christopher Kane, Julien MacDonald, Bill Nighy, Douglas Booth and Laura Bailey all keen to get a first look at the first-of-its-kind display.
The exhibition opens to the public this weekend.