The V&A have unveiled an exhibition celebrating the career of David Bowie will  be opening in March 2013. 

The David Bowie Archive have given London’s Victoria and Albert museum  access to draw together what will be the British icon’s first international retrospective, called the “David Bowie Is” exhibition.

The exhibition will play host to over 60 original stage costumes – including  Ziggy Stardust bodysuits, handwritten lyrics & set lists, unseen tour footage, photographs by Herb Ritts and Brian Duffy (plus many more well-known photographers) and the Union Jack coat designed by Alexander McQueen and Bowie himself.

The exhibition will start with artifacts from very early in Bowie’s life, delving into the early musical history of David Robert Jones (before he officially adapted the stage name David Bowie), Space Oddity created especially for the moon launch in 1969, through to the creation of Ziggy Stardust in 1972 and right up to now. “David Bowie Is” will demonstrate Bowie’s powerful influence on pop culture both musically and fashionably and the changes these influences made.