David Bowie is... Costumes
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Thu 17 Sep 2015

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If a costume could talk David Bowie's costumes would have some wild tales to tell.

David Bowie’s DNA is definitely sewn into these threads. He wore his elaborate outfits, tore them, danced in them, sweat in them and starred in them. Only by seeing them up close can you see the marks of that wear and tear. Daniel Slater, Senior Exhibitions Manager at the V&A Museum works carefully with David Bowie's delicate objects and shares some of the secrets contained in the costumes. The incredible costumes in the exhibition David Bowie Is… were defining of Bowie’s characters and alter egos.