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Take A Sneak Peek At The V&A's David Bowie Exhibition

  • The V&A has been granted unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive for their exhibition David Bowie Is, which runs from 23 March to 11 August 2013. It features photographs, costumes and other memorabilia from Bowie's 50-year career, some of which can be seen over the next few pages.

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  • Further costumes include the military-style Union Jack greatcoat Bowie wore for the cover of 'Earthling' in 1997, designed by the late Alexander McQueen.

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  • Worn on the 'Aladdin Sane' tour in 1973, this stylish number was designed by Kansai Yamamoto.

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  • Bowie pictured on the drumkit for his first professional band The Kon-rads in 1963. He was co-vocalist and saxophonist.

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  • Look away from the costumes, and there are alarming 80s hairstyles on the big screens to illustrate Bowie's full chameleon force.

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  • Until his "death" in July 1973, Ziggy Stardust provided Bowie's first iconic image.

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  • This is the jumpsuit Bowie wore for 'Starman' on Top Of The Pops in 1972.

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  • The Thin White Duke persona was adopted for 'Station To Station' in 1976.

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  • And finally, a neat combination of 'Aladdin Sane' and The Man Who Fell To Earth.

    David Bowie Is is at the V&A in South Kensington, London from 23 March to 11 August.

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    Added: 20 Mar 2013